Do you like them soft or hard? Oh, come on! Get your mind out of the gutter, I'm talking about tacos. My absolute favorite are the kind you get in Tijuana with the small doubled-up corn tortillas that you eat standing up. The good thing is that I don't have to go to Tijuana to get good tacos. Here are 5 taco recipes that you will love!

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Chipotle shrimp taco with avocado salsa verde 1

Chipotle shrimp taco with avocado salsa verde

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This recipe makes me realize that I simply do not eat enough shrimp tacos.

Ingredients

Avocado Salsa:
1 small onion, quartered
1 jalapeno, quartered, seeds optional
1 garlic clove, smashed 4 medium tomatillos, (about 8 ounces) husked, rinsed, and coarsely chopped
1/2 Hass avocado, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped

Shrimp:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon chipotle or blended chili powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound medium shrimp (about 20), peeled and deveined
8 corn tortillas
8 sprigs cilantro for garnish
2 limes, cut into wedges

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Baja style fish tacos 2

Baja style fish tacos

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Fish tacos are ridiculously good sprinkled with lime juice.

Ingredients

Oil, for frying
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
2 pounds skinned halibut cut into 5 by 1/2-inch strips
Freshly ground black pepper
Corn tortillas 2 cups shredded cabbage
2 cups tomatillo salsa (store-bought or homemade) for garnish, optional
Pickled jalapenos, for garnish, optional

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Chipotle chicken meatball tacos 3

Chipotle chicken meatball tacos

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It was only a matter of time until a meatball made its way into a taco. Brilliant!

Ingredients
2 thick slices white sandwich bread, torn into small pieces
1 large egg
1 white onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3/4 pound ground chicken
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce, seeded and chopped
1 14-ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 bay leaves
Hard taco shells and assorted toppings, for serving

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Poblano mushroom and potato tacos 4

Poblano mushroom and potato tacos

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These are a great vegetarian option.

Ingredients

4 medium poblano chile peppers
3 medium Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
Kosher salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
12 ounces cremini and/or white mushrooms, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup Mexican crema, creme fraiche or sour cream
Juice of 2 limes Freshly ground pepper
Corn tortillas, warmed, and assorted toppings, for serving

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Red chile short rib tacos 5

Red chile short rib tacos

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You just know these are going to be awesome.

Ingredients

3 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, fat trimmed
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup canola oil
3 cups chicken stock
2 dried ancho chile peppers, stemmed and seeded
2 dried New Mexico chile peppers, stemmed and seeded
4 dried cascabel chile peppers, stemmed and seeded
1 large Spanish onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, smashed
1 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup port
12 sprigs thyme
16 hard corn taco shells
Cilantro, queso sauce, pickled red onions and green chile relish, for topping 

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