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Tacos al Pastor

June 23, 2013

Tacos Al Pastor 89

Our Guest Chef today is our good friend, Shawn, whom we met through his wonderful wife, Stephanie, 12 years ago!  They have since moved back to their home state of Oklahoma, and we miss them and their two ‘nuggets’ dearly!

Shawn made these tacos for us two years ago, and more recently on our latest visit.  That’s him in the photos below, bright and early in the morning, getting the marinade for the meat ready. Yes, he really gets into it!

Thank you Shawn for sharing this mouth-watering recipe!

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Tacos al Pastor

Blend in blender or food processor for marinade:
13 oz Can Chipotle Chilis in Adobo
3 oz Achiote Paste
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/2 Tbsp Guajillo Ground Pepper
1 1/2 Cup Orange Juice

Pour marinade over
4-5 lbs Pork Shoulder sliced 1/2″ thick
We put ours in ziploc bags and really massaged the marinade into the meat.  Let it marinate over-night or a minimum of six hours if possible.Fire up your grill, preferably wood charcoal!

Let grill get mighty hot, then start with these two items:

1 Whole Pineapple peeled and cut into slices about 1/4″ thick
2-4 Large Onions peeled and  cut into slices about 1/4″ thick

Once these have gotten slightly charred with some wonderful grill marks, pass them off to your kitchen apprentice so that they may dice them into small pieces while you go ahead and grill your pork to succulent perfection.Dice pork once it’s through and combine all three ingredients: Pork, Pineapple and Onions.

Serve with:
Corn Tortillas
Fresh Lime Wedges
Mexi Rice
and maybe a Black Bean and Corn Salad

Green Onions sliced
Avocados diced

8 Comments leave one →
  1. June 23, 2013 1:36 pm

    Yum! This looks amazing – really delicious! Definitely need to give it a try. 🙂

  2. Katy permalink
    June 24, 2013 8:48 pm

    Nice. Shirt.

  3. Pat permalink
    June 24, 2013 8:52 pm

    Sounds GREAT! Thanks, Shawn!!

  4. June 25, 2013 11:37 am

    Holy balls that is a lot of chipotles in adobo – love it!! And can I say I love his “I love motoboating” t-shirt – ha! 😀 (I should get my head out of the gutter!)

    • foododelmundo permalink
      June 28, 2013 11:09 am

      We all got a good chuckle out of it too. Especially since I thought it was some sort of water sport. Apparently the T-shirt was for a breast cancer awareness event.

  5. June 30, 2013 10:45 am

    Shawn’s Tacos are really terrific,very tropical and just the right amount of spice. Thanks Mary for featuring them.

  6. Lisa permalink
    January 20, 2014 7:00 pm

    I made these yesterday and they were amazing! My entire family inhaled them. I was a bit concerned about the amount of chipotles, but the heat level was fine and the taste was fabulous. Thanks for such a great recipe!

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