Tomorrow on Good Food Evan interviews Chef Jonathan Waxman about his inspiration for the Mexican Passover menu at Rosa Mexicano where he is a consulting chef. His Mexican Passover meal is on offer at Rosa Mexicano’s nationwide from April 6th through April 13th. If you’d prefer to cook your own Mexican inspired Passover meal at home, check out his recipe for Beef Brisket Tacos below. He suggests making tortillas with matzo meal instead of masa!
Pulled Beef Brisket Tacos with jicama, carrots, habanero, charred onions and pomegranate
Courtesy of Culinary Advisor Jonathan Waxman for Rosa Mexicano
16 ounces of cold, leftover brisket
1 cup of leftover beef sauce from brisket (if none is available use
chicken or beef stock)
2 cup peeled and diced carrots
1 onion, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
1 cup of julienned jicama
1 habanero (stemmed, seeded and minced)
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1 lemon (juiced)
1 orange (juiced)
2 ounces olive oil
16 sprigs of cilantro
16 (4 inch) corn tortillas (or matzo meal tortillas!)
1. Slice brisket while cold into thin strips, keep cold.
2. In a sauce pan heat left over sauce, add carrots, cook for 5 minutes.
3. In a black iron skillet, heat to medium high, add the onions with
no fat and char gently until wilted. Add the onions to sauce.
4. Add the habanero chili. Cook for 20 minutes, keep warm. Sauce
should be quite reduced, if not reduced enough cook a bit more.
5. In a bowl toss the jicama, pomegranate seeds, the citrus juices 1
ounce olive oil, and add sea salt.
6. In the black iron skillet add the remaining oil, and when hot, sear
the brisket strips, in batches. Add the strips to sauce.
7. Heat the tortillas, spoon in the carrot, onion brisket mixture, and
top with jicama-citrus. Garnish with cilantro.