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Mexican Tacos al Pastor features succulent marinated pork slowly cooked to perfection, nestled in a corn tortilla and covered with a delightful slice of pineapple. All toppings are customizable, so you can experience the perfect combo of sweet and spicy! Who doesn’t love a good spicy taco with a touch of sweetness? Mexican Tacos al Pastor, which means shepherd’s tacos in Spanish, are pork-based tacos from Middle Mexico. The method used to cook the pork is based on Middle Eastern kebabs’ rotating grills. Therefore, the Lebanese immigrants inspired Mexicans and basically made their version of Shawarma. They’ve changed the veal for pork and added chilli peppers and a welcomed touch of sweet pineapple! Delicious stuff! Of course, for this version, no rotating grill could be used. So we’ve braised the pork meat and finished it slowly in the oven to mimic it. If you want to mimic this grilled effect…

Sweet and spicy Chipotle Pork Tacos cooked sous-vide. They are served in corn tortillas with fresh guacamole, black bean paste and sour cream. This is my own version of spicy Mexican pulled pork tacos, with a Canadian flair to it; maple syrup. This particular recipe uses a sous-vide machine although it could easily be done in a slow cooker. The other day, while walking around my “Temple” called Santa Caterina Market, in Barcelona. I ended up at my favourite pork butcher and got hypnotized by those skinless pork knuckles/ham hocks. I couldn’t resist the urge to try to make something special out of them. So here we are making Chipotle Pork Tacos! Pork Knuckles/Ham Hock We don’t see many recipes around with this cut even though it’s divine tasting. It reminds me of pork cheek, the taste is somehow distinct, bolder than other cuts. Once perfectly cooked it becomes so…