Justin Large

Tacos al Pastor
Rating: Unrated
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"Tacos, whiskey, hillbilly music"—that's the promise of Chicago's Big Star, famed chef Paul Kahan's new project with Donnie Madia and mixologist Michael Rubel of Violet Hour. Though they call the place a dive (it's not), the classic tacos—like the exceptional grilled pork one here—are impressively fresh. And there's a take-out window. More Tasty Tacos
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Justin Large adapted the classic Rice Krispies square recipe to make it more interesting and cocktail-friendly while working as the chef at popular Chicago bar The Violet Hour. A few simple tweaks were all it took: Madras curry powder adds a little heat and complex flavor, while the roasted sunflower seeds sprinkled throughout lend this snack pops of crunch and salt. More Cocktail Party Recipes
This is a variation on the chorizo tacos that Justin Large makes at Big Star. You can replace the chicken strips with chorizo; for a vegetarian taco, Large recommends subbing in crumbled spiced tofu. Slideshow: More Great Taco Recipes