Tacos Al Pastor Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Pork butt 10-12 lbs
Pineapple juice 1 Quart
Kosher salt 1 TBSP
Salt 2 TBSP
Chili Powder 1 TBSP
Cumin 1 tsp
Red chile sauce 1 cup
Fresh green chiles, roasted, diced 1 cup
Yellow onion, finely diced 1 lb (2 medium sized)
Cilantro, chopped (stems removed) 3 oz (1 bunch)
Flour tortillas 5” 24
Pastor Pork and Marinade
Cut pork butt into 2” x 3” cubes. Do not remove the fat. Place in 9x13 baking dish. Combine pineapple juice, red chile sauce, green chiles and spices in a separate bowl. Add marinate on top of pork butt, toss together to coat pork thoroughly. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and make sure the pan is air-tight. Marinade for 12-24 hours in refrigerator.
Pastor Pork Cooking/Shredding Procedure
After pork butt has marinated, prepare it for cooking. Preheat oven to 325 deg.
Place covered baking dish in oven, cooking for approximately 2 ½ - 3 hours, until the internal temperature is 200 deg. After cooking, uncover and let meat rest for 10 minutes. Shred the meat by pulling it apart by hand. The pieces should be torn into small bite-size pieces. When shredding large pockets of fat should be discarded. Small amounts of fat are fine and add to the flavor. Meat is now ready for serving.
Onion / Cilantro Garnish
Peel onions and finely dice. Remove stems from cilantro, finely chop and add to onions.
Tacos al Pastor Plate Presentation
Start building your tacos. Reheat the 5” flour tortillas in a skillet on the stovetop.
Add ¼ cup of pork mix to each tortilla. Top each with 1 TBSP of onion and cilantro mix. Serve with rice, refried beans and guacamole. Yield is 6 servings with 4 tacos per serving.