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Al Pastor Tacos

tumericos al pastor jackfruit tacos
PREP TIME
1h
YIELDS
2 servings

These delectable al pastor tacos aren’t made with pork but rather with chunks of jackfruit that do a brilliant impersonation of the carnitas: succulent, slightly chewy, and radiant with flavour.

Courtesy of Tumerico.

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Ingredients

Adobo Sauce

4
Morita chiles
1
garlic clove
1
tsp (5 ml) Mexican oregano
1
tsp (5 mL) Achiote powder
4
tbsp (60 mL) olive oil
Fresh lime juice
1
cup (225 mL) water
1
tsp (5 mL) salt and pepper

Jackfruit Tumerico Carnitas Tacos and Assembly

2
tbsp pineapple, diced
4
ounce jackfruit
2
ounce adobo sauce
2
tortillas, premade
Salsa, premade
Cashew cream, premade
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Directions

Step 1

In a blender, add the chilis, garlic, oregano, achiote powder, olive oil, lime juice, water, and salt and blend until smooth.

Step 2

Cut an entire jackfruit into large chunks and add to a standing mixer. Mash fruit for roughly 5 minutes or until it looks like pulled meat.

Step 3

Add salt and pepper.

Step 4

Take the jackfruit chunks and fry them for 1 minute.

Step 5

Sauté the chunks of pineapple in a large pan on high heat for roughly 5 minutes.

Step 6

Drizzle in the adobo sauce.

Step 7

Add the jackfruit carnitas to the pan.

Step 8

Mix well and let cook for 2 minutes on medium heat.

Step 9

Serve the mixture on top of a tortilla.

Step 10

Garnish with salsa and cashew cream.

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