July 7, 2009

Authentic Tacos

Lindsay Walden
You may have to go to a Mexican grocery store to find all of the spices. This is a really pricey meal. If you make it with friends, you’ll need to increase the meat and pineapple. Everything else should be fine. We usually chip in with several friends to make this.

Meat Marinade:
¼ cup granulated garlic
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon guajillo chili powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 pinch of salt
2 cups orange juice
1 ½ tablespoons achiota paste
2 lbs boneless pork loin thinly sliced
1 pineapple
12 corn tortillas
1 white, sweet onion
5-7 limes

For Guacamole:
2.2 lbs Tomatillos
7-10 avocadoes
1 large, sweet, white onion, chopped finely (We don’t always use all of it.)
10 serranos chilies
1-5 garlic cloves
Milk, until consistency looks good
Mix all spices together in extra large bowl. Slice pork loin into strips Place pork loin strips in extra large bowl, cover with foil, and marinate overnight. A couple of hours before you’re ready to eat do the rest of the preparation. You will need 2-3 people helping you.
Slice pineapple in strips and grill until blackened. Then place on a plate. Chop onions finely and place in a small bowl. Chop cilantro and place in a small bowl. Chop limes in eighths and place in a bowl.
The last preparation you do is the tortillas, meat, and guacamole. Warm up tortillas in a pan with a little bit of olive oil. Grill meat and cut up into bite-size pieces when done. Place on a plate. Make guacamole and place in a bowl. To make, blend / puree all ingredients together.
To assemble:
Place tortilla on plate. Then add a spoonful of meat, then a piece of pineapple, then onions, then guacamole, then cilantro, and then squeeze lime juice over that. Roll up and enjoy!! We like to eat chips with the guacamole as well. It’s really good!!

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