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Tacos Al Pastor

Serves

4 Tacos

Cooks In

Less than 30 minutes

Difficulty

Easy

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.

Method

  1. 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.
  2. Preheat the grill and line a grill pan with foil. Remove the meat from the marinade leaving the excess sauce in the container. 
  3. Lightly brush spears of pineapple with oil, then brush the meat with oil. 
  4. 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. 
  5. Let the meat rest covered for about 10 minutes. 
  6. Slice thinly across the grain and place on a warm plate. Season with salt if desired.
  7. 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.
  8. To serve, place the meat on top of toasted small soft corn tortillas, then top with grilled pineapple and your choice of toppings.