This week Blue Ribbon Hunter traveled west for the Arizona Taco Festival where among the many taco related activities ruling the weekend we witness a man eat the world's hottest chili called the Trinidad Scorpion (according to Guinness World Records). But the real highlight was the amazing variety of taco recipes from all the competitors vying for top taco. We focused mainly on fish tacos because they are actually the most searched taco type on Yahoo Search (who knew?) But you learn about all the winners at the festival web site.
The grand champion winner was the crew from Distrito's restaurant and they took the top spot with their version of a fish taco. The exact recipe is a secret, but the components are listed below so you can experiment at home. And if you're ever in Scottsdale, Arizona you could drop in to taste the real deal.
Award-winning tacos at the Arizona Taco Festival
Distrito's Blue Ribbon Tacos
Hamachi (Yellowtail) Breaded plantain crust
Pickled Red Cabbage
On a Corn Tortilla
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My after-school snack was a sacred ritual. I sat on the carpet in my parents' bedroom at a low table, the television turned to "I Dream of Jeannie," and ate a peanut butter and honey sandwich cut into neat squares. I wasn't fussy about crusts. I just loved the sticky pairing of creamy peanut butter with syrupy golden sweetness drizzled from a honey bear in diagonals across the soft white bread. Nothing else--save for maybe apples and peanut butter in a pinch--could have made for as sweet an