Mexico - One Plate at a Time With Rick Bayless

Taquisa For Ten

Season 6, Episode 5 of 13

From street stalls to bustling taquerias and morning to midnight, tacos are Mexico's favorite mini-meal-a few blissful bites of something thrillingly savory, wrapped in a soft, fragrant tortilla. And it turns out they're also a perfect party food. Rick and his daughter, Lanie, plan a backyard taquisa-a taco buffet centered around one of the greatest taco fillings of all, Michoacan-Style Pork Carnitas, chunks of pork, slowly simmered in oil until they're crisp and golden on the outside and succulent inside. Rick shows us how it's done in Mexico in giant copper cauldrons, and then brings that idea home with the help of a surprising, cooking device-a turkey fryer. For pre-party nibbles, he shows how to turn salad-bar veggies into Mexican "Crudite" Platter, with the addition of a little store-bought chicharrones (pork cracklings) and chamoy, a sweet-sour apricot hot sauce-flavors that go perfectly with his beer and hot sauce Micheladas. In the spirit of a true taquisa, Rick makes fresh corn tortillas on a hot griddle. To round out the buffet, there are black beans, Guacamole flavored with sun-dried tomatoes and salsa, and everyone tucks into their tacos at little tables set up around the yard, taqueria-style. The meal ends with another street-food favorite, homemade Fruit "Mojito" Ice Pops made with fresh lime juice, mint and berries.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
1/24/2009
1 p.m.
1/30/2009
2:30 p.m.
4/25/2009
1 p.m.
5/1/2009
12:30 p.m.
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