Trailer Food Diaries

12.09.11

Treasures from the Trailers

Your favorite trailer food doesn't have to be served to you through a window. Thanks to the Austin edition of the Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook, you, too, can be slinging your favorite food truck treats from the comforts of your kitchen. No more last-minute pre-potluck runs to Torchy's for 20 extra-trashy chicken tacos. If you like the following recipes, look into Tiffany Harelik's recipe book, now available on Amazon and Barnes and Nobels.   Pork Banh Mi Courtesy of Me So Hungry The pork banh mi is the "burger" of fusion trailer food. Here is everything you need to make your own at home. Just one thing--how do you make sweet cilantro mayonnaise? Toppings:
  • Fresh cucumber, julienned
  • Jalepenos, chopped
  • Pickled carrots
  • Cilantro
  • Sriracha hot sauce to taste
Sweet Cilantro Mayo
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1 cup mayo
Start with Mexican French bread and cover it in sweet cilantro mayonnaise. Add BBQ pork and toppings. Torchy's Guacamole Courtesy of Torchy's Tacos At the home of the "damn good taco," chef Mike Rypka makes some damn good guac, too. Serve it alone with your favorite chips or use a big dollop of it to amplify tacos. 6 ripe avocados, cut into chunks 1 cup white onion, minced 3 tablespoons serrano peppers, minced 1 cup cilantro, chopped 3 tablespoons lime juice 2 teaspoons kosher salt Mix all ingredients. Make sure to blend well, but leave chunky and do not over-mix. Tip: Do not mix with metal or in a metal container; it will cause avocados to brown very quickly.  

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  1. Mike Lyons says:

    Thanks for posting! I didn’t know about the book. I tried a version of a vegan banh mi at home – http://dietiscorrect.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/thai-sandwich/