Tacos al Pastor
Azteca Fresh Flavors of the Season!
Spring is coming (we promise) and soon fresh, ripe pineapple will reappear in the produce section of your grocery store – not too far from where you’ll find Azteca’s fresh, refrigerated tortillas and taco salad shells. Embrace the fresh flavors of the season with this delicious recipe for tacos al pastor… as well as a bonus recipe for a tasty, fruit-infused dessert.
Tacos al Pastor with Grilled Pineapple Salsa
This recipe uses pork tenderloin but can just as easily be used to turn pork shoulder into festive tacos in about an hour. And for an authentic al pastor experience, be sure to serve the tacos with fresh, Azteca soft & tender flour tortillas.
Bonus Marinade Recipe
PLUS, if you’ve got extra time, marinate the pork for a few hours:
1 large white onion, halved
1 pineapple, peeled, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 cup guajillo chile powder
3 garlic cloves, halved
2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 large or 2 small chipotle chiles and 1 to 2 teaspoons adobo from canned chipotle chiles in adobo
Coarsely chop 1 onion half. Coarsely chop 2 pineapple rounds, discarding core; cover and chill remaining pineapple. Place chopped onion and chopped pineapple in blender. Add orange juice and next 7 ingredients; puree marinade until smooth. Place pork in large resealable plastic bag. Add marinade and seal bag, releasing excess air.
Quick and Easy Pineapple Popsicles (made with real fruit!)
And of course, every meal is better when it comes with dessert…. and best when it’s a quick and EASY dessert. So, for an added burst of fruit flavor, treat everyone to some homemade pineapple popsicles with real pineapple chunks!
And to make it extra memorable, serve the pineapple treats in cinnamon – sugar spiced tortilla cups. Just cut, season and bake delicious Azteca soft & tender flour tortillas and enjoy!