Up until the very recent past, I had little to no appreciation for tacos, for which I fully blame Taco Bell. But as time went on and more high end taco trucks and stands started popping up all over New York, my interest piqued. Turns out, the thin corn cakes known as tortillas are the perfect vessel for pretty much every kind of meat, fish, legume and vegetable imaginable. The inspiration for this particular recipe came from NY's Takumi Taco stand that I tried this winter at Brooklyn Flea. I was in awe of the Asian-Mexican influences of their curry beef tacos and knew . . .
I'm not gonna bore you with the story of how I came up with this recipe or go on and on about how easy it is to make. I'm also not gonna tell you that tomatoes and basil are a fail-proof flavor combo (duh) or that chick peas boast quite an impressive nutrition panel. I will, however, tell you that chick peas make this sauce sinfully rich without any help from our good friends butter and heavy cream. And, I will also gonna strongly suggest that you make it. ASAP. (Yield: 4-6 servings) Ingredients: 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 garlic cloves, thinly . . .