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Spice Up Your Taco Night and Experiment in the Kitchen

20 min

Prep Time

6-8 min

Cook time

4

Serves

Are you tired of making the same old recipes over and over again? Do you want to add some excitement and creativity to your cooking routine? If so, it’s time to start experimenting in the kitchen!

Experimenting with new ingredients, flavours, and cooking techniques is a great way to expand your culinary horizons and develop your own unique style. But where do you start? Here are some tips:

Get Inspired

The first step in experimenting in the kitchen is to get inspired. Browse through cookbooks, food blogs, and social media for new ideas and recipes. You can also try visiting your local farmers’ market or grocery store and see what’s in season or on sale.

Start Small

When you’re just starting out, it’s best to start small. Pick one or two new ingredients or techniques to experiment with, and incorporate them into a recipe you’re already familiar with. This way, you’ll have a foundation to build on, and you won’t be overwhelmed by too many new elements at once.

Keep Track

As you experiment, make sure to keep track of what you’re doing. Write down the ingredients you use, the measurements, and the cooking times and temperatures. This way, you can recreate successful experiments and make adjustments to the ones that didn’t work out.

Have Fun

Most importantly, have fun with it! Experimenting in the kitchen should be a fun and creative process. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes or try something new. You never know what amazing creations you might come up with.

To get you started, here’s a recipe that incorporates a few new ingredients and techniques: Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa.

Ingredients

  • lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Belle Donne chili powder
  • 1 tsp Belle Donne cumin
  • Belle Donne salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime

Directions

  1. Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  3. Toss the shrimp with the spice mixture, making sure they're well coated.
  4. Grill the shrimp for about 2-3 minutes per side, until they're pink and cooked through.
  5. In another bowl, mix together the pineapple, red onion, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, and lime juice to make the salsa.
  6. Warm the tortillas on the grill for about 10 seconds on each side.
  7. Assemble the tacos by placing a few shrimp on each tortilla and topping with the pineapple salsa.

These Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa are a delicious and fun way to experiment in the kitchen. By incorporating new ingredients and cooking techniques, you can create a unique and flavourful dish that's sure to impress. So go ahead and get creative – you never know what culinary masterpiece you might come up with!

What you will need

Chili Powder – Cannister
Cumin Ground – Cannister

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