Pork and Pineapple Tacos

    4 hours 45 minutes

    This spicy pork taco recipe is traditional and requires dried specific chillies that you can buy at Mexican stores.

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    Serves: 10 

    • Marinade
    • 1 pineapple
    • 1 tomato
    • 3 dried guajillo chillies
    • 2 dried ancho chillies
    • 2 chipotle chillies in adobo sauce
    • 1 onion, quartered
    • 2 cloves garlic, diced
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) orange juice
    • 4 tablespoons vinegar
    • 3 whole cloves
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • salt, to taste
    • Pork and Pineapple
    • 1 kg pork loin, cut into thin fillets
    • To Serve
    • corn tortillas, warmed
    • 4 slices pineapple
    • 8 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
    • 8 tablespoons onion, finely diced
    • salsa
    • lemon or lime wedges

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:4hours marinating  ›  Ready in:4hours45min 

    1. Marinade: Peel the pineapple and cut into 2cm slices. Take two of the slices and roughly dice. Set aside.
    2. Grill or roast the tomato until slightly charred then remove from heat. Once cool enough to handle, peel the skin and remove the seeds.
    3. Remove the stalks and seeds from the guajillo and ancho chilles. Add the dried chillies to a small saucepan of boiling water. Boil for 5 minutes until softened then drain.
    4. In a blender or food processor, combine the reserved pineapple, tomato, softened chillies, chillies in adobo sauce, onion, garlic, orange juice, vinegar, cloves, cumin, oregano and salt. Blend until smooth.
    5. Pork and Pineapple: Place the pork in a glass or ceramic dish. Pour the marinade over the pork ensuring that all sides of the pork are covered in the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to marinate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
    6. Preheat a ridged griddle pan to medium high heat. Cook the pineapple slices for 10 minutes, turning once, until caramelized and soft.
    7. Preheat another griddle pan to medium high heat. Place the marinated pork on the hot pan and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, turning once halfway through. Remove the pork and rest on a chopping board.
    8. To Serve: Roughly slice or dice the pork into small pieces against the grain of the meat. Cut the pineapple into small pieces discarding the core.
    9. Serve the pork and pineapple with warm corn tortillas and a variety of accompaniments, including coriander, onion, salsa and lemon or lime wedges.

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    Homemade Pork and Pineapple Tacos
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