As we take a culinary journey back in time to 2011, we find ourselves reminiscing about the food trends, flavors, and ingredients that made that year truly memorable. From the rise of food trucks to the fascination with fusion cuisine, 2011 had its own unique charm when it came to the culinary world. In this recipe article, we’ll recreate those highlights with a dish that fuses together some of the most beloved elements of the year, resulting in a nostalgic and delicious meal.
|Name||2011 Highlights Fusion Tacos|
|Prep Time||15 minutes|
|Cooking Time||15 minutes|
|Total Time||30 minutes|
|Yield||8 small tacos|
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 8 small corn tortillas
1. Prepare the Sweet and Spicy Glaze:
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine honey, sriracha sauce, soy sauce, minced ginger, minced garlic, and rice vinegar.
Stir well and bring to a simmer.
Let the glaze simmer for about 5-7 minutes, or until it thickens slightly.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Remove from heat and set aside.
2. Cook the Chicken:
Season the thinly sliced chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
Heat a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat and lightly oil it.
Cook the chicken slices for 3-4 minutes per side, or until they are cooked through and have a nice char.
Brush the chicken with the sweet and spicy glaze during the last minute of cooking.
Remove the chicken from heat and let it rest for a few minutes.
3. Assemble the Fusion Tacos:
Warm the corn tortillas in a dry skillet for about 30 seconds per side or until they are pliable.
Place a generous spoonful of coleslaw mix on each tortilla.
Add slices of the glazed chicken on top of the coleslaw.
Garnish with cilantro leaves and thinly sliced red onion.
Drizzle extra sweet and spicy glaze over the tacos.
Serve the tacos with lime wedges for an extra burst of flavor.
4. Enjoy the 2011 Highlights Fusion Tacos!
These tacos combine the sweet, spicy, and savory flavors that were all the rage in 2011.
The fusion of Asian-inspired glaze with classic Mexican taco ingredients creates a taste sensation that will transport you back to that memorable year.
Incorporating the food trends of 2011 into your culinary adventures can be a fun and delicious way to reminisce about the past. These 2011 Highlights Fusion Tacos perfectly encapsulate the sweet and spicy flavors that defined that year. So, whip up a batch, take a bite, and savor the nostalgia!
Estimated Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 375 kcal
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Total Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 2g
As I sloooowly add my whole arsenal of recipes to my Recipage, I’ve had a fun time re-familiarizing myself with posts from the past year.
Before kicking off 2011 I put together a list of 2010 Favorites from the blog, and decided to do the same for this past year. Some of these recipes are your favorites from 2011 and some are mine… but all are delicious.
Individual Breakfast Pizzas
Chewy-crispy dough topped with crumbled sausage, gooey cheese, and – of course – eggs. Perfect for breakfast or dinner!
Ripe strawberries and raspberries team up with tangy goat cheese and crisp granola – topped with a sweet homemade berry vinaigrette.
Carrot Cake Pancakes for One
Tender and fluffy carrot cake pancakes topped with a cream cheese glaze and toasted pecans. Also know as my favorite stack of pancakes-for-one. Ever.
Creamy, sweet, smooth, and luscious. Not exactly light, but definitely worth the splurge!
An avocado-based fudgy chocolate pudding that tastes like ganache. Unbelievably rich.
Homemade peanut butter with vanilla bean paste and coconut butter. Totally addictive!
My favorite seasonal muffin is perked up with coffee, resulting in a baked good that tastes like the classic fall beverage.
This dip tastes exactly like a hybrid of gingerbread cookies and cheesecake. It tastes great with cookies, apple slices, and a variety of other dippers… but I bet you will eat most of it with a spoon!
Pumpkin, Black Bean, & Jalapeno Quesadillas with Chipotle Pumpkin Crema
My favorite recipe to date that I’ve created for The Back Burner Blog of Key Ingredient, these quesadillas are full of bold flavors and melty cheese. I’m actually craving one right now!
Three of my favorite autumnal flavors packed into one treat. These dense blondies are without a doubt my new favorite bar recipe!
Pumpkin Pie Polenta/Grits
A nice departure from oatmeal, regular ol’ corn polenta is cooked with pumpkin and topped with sweet maple syrup & buttery pecans in this tasty breakfast.
Coconut. Almond. Chocolate.
Happy New Year!!