Pork Tacos with Garlic Grilled Tortillas and Avocado Cream
Pairs Well With
1 large avocado, halved and pitted
3 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped green onion, white parts only
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon minced serrano (chile) pepper
½ teaspoon sea salt
Pork and tortillas:
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
2 teaspoons minced garlic
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon sea salt
3 boneless pork loin chops, 1 inch thick, each cut horizontally into 3 very thin even pieces
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons minced garlic
8 corn tortillas
3 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
To make the avocado cream, Scoop the avocado flesh into a food processor with the sour cream, lime juice, onion, cilantro and serrano pepper, and salt. Process until smooth. Set aside.
To prepare the pork, whisk the olive oil, chili powder, cumin, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the pork slices and turn them to coat all sides. Set aside.
Add the vegetable oil to a small skillet over medium heat. Add the 3 tablespoons (45ml) garlic and stir just until the garlic starts to sizzle. Remove from heat, leave in the skillet and set aside (for the tortillas).
Preheat a grill to medium-high. Grill the pork slices for 2 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Stack the pork in a bowl and cover to keep warm.
To warm the tortillas, brush one side of each tortilla with garlic oil. Grill oil-side down for 1 minute or until warmed through. Stack tortillas on a plate, oil-side up.
Cut the pork into strips ¼-inch wide. To serve, top each tortilla with pork strips, avocado cream, and shredded cabbage.