Traditionally grilled on a vertical spit, similar to a shwarma or gyro, Tacos Al Pastor is one of Mexico’s most famous – and tastiest – street foods. Although pork is traditional, chicken can also be also used – the key is the secret sauce it's marinaded in.
Place the meat in a suitable container, such as rectangular plastic box with a lid, add the marinade and thoroughly cover the meat with it. Cover with the lid and place in the fridge for up to 8 hours.
Preheat the grill and line a grill pan with foil. Remove the meat from the marinade leaving the excess sauce in the container.
Lightly brush spears of pineapple with oil, then brush the meat with oil.
Cook the meat and the pineapple until lightly charred in places and hot through the centre, approx 6 minutes each side or until juices run clear.
Let the meat rest covered for about 10 minutes.
Slice thinly across the grain and place on a warm plate. Season with salt if desired.
To heat the tortillas, heat a dry frying pan over a medium high heat, toast the tortillas on both sides until flecked with brown spots but still soft, place in a clean tea towel to keep warm.
To serve, place the meat on top of toasted small soft corn tortillas, then top with grilled pineapple and your choice of toppings.
Cool Chile Updates
We operate to a 3 working day turn around time - e.g. order on Monday received on Wednesday UK mainland. Order on Thursday by 15:00 for Friday delivery (except tortillas by case and larger amounts). Orders without tortillas can move faster as tortillas are made fresh to order.
Order by Friday 15:30 for Saturday delivery.
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Delivery to France/ Denmark/ Netherlands is now available through the website. We will be using FedEx and costs have increased slightly, along with delivery times. It is possible you will also receive a duty and tax invoice from customs, we are yet to find an exact science to this but so far a few of our customers have been receiving charges that almost double their order. We will be experimenting week by week with other countries in Europe. If you wish to place an order to Europe please contact us directly and we can arrange.
Deliveries to Italy we can't facilitate currently. We have experienced many product restrictions and hefty government charges.