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Caramelized Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa


  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 tacos (depending on the size of your tortillas) 1x

Description

Caramelized Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa – topped with sriracha mayo, obviously! Quick and easy to make! Naturally gluten free.


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Ingredients

For the Pork:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced with ribs and seeds removed
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 18 ounces boneless pork loin, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

For the Pineapple Salsa

  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion or shallot
  • a squeeze of lime juice
  • a pinch of salt
  • tortillas for serving
  • cilantro and lime for serving
  • chili sauce for topping – see notes

Instructions

  1. For the pork: Heat the oil in a heavy pan over medium heat. Add the shallot, garlic, and jalapeño – saute until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Turn the heat to high and add the pork and the fish sauce – stir fry for a few minutes until the pork is no longer pink. With the heat very high, add the sugar and water and stir once – then let the pork caramelize by not stirring it for about 1 minute. Repeat this process until the pork is nice and golden brown.
  2. For the salsa: Toss everything together in a medium bowl.
  3. For the tacos: Warm the tortillas quickly in a skillet with a little bit of oil. Arrange the pork between 6 tortillas and top with the salsa and the chili sauce.

Notes

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For the chili sauce, combine two parts mayo and one part hot sauce (more or less depending on how hot your hot sauce actually is – I used Sriracha which is just moderately spicy). Whisk to combine or shake in a jar. Add water if needed to thin out the consistency – serve over the tacos.

For leftovers, store each element (pork, salsa, and sauce) separately.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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