Monday, January 2, 2012

pablo's authentic pork tacos

My husband enjoys cooking so volunteered to cook dinner during his time off (the holidays have been slow thank goodness!).  He combined several recipes to create his own tacos and they were really good.  They tasted authentic and had a definite kick thanks to the peppers.  He asked for poblanos but I couldn't find them so grabbed some peppers that looked similar and hoped they'd be good.  They were.

pablo's authentic pork tacos (my husband's recipe)
2 pounds boneless pork chops
1 yellow onion, cut into thin strips
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 tablespoons minced garlic
salt and pepper
3 poblano peppers, roasted, peeled and sliced
a few tomatoes, diced
lime juice
white corn tortillas

Slice pork across the grain.  Put pork, onion, cumin, chili powder, garlic, salt and pepper in a dutch oven or oven-proof pot (we recommend Calphalon!) and brown.  Put the lid on the pot and place in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for a couple of hours.
In the meantime, fire roast 3 peppers.  You can do this on the grill or my husband roasted them right on our gas range in the kitchen.  Get them nice and black and bubbly then rinse off in cold water and peel the skins off.  Slice.
You can add the peppers to the pork that is in the oven or if the peppers are too spicy for everyone in the family you can keep them separate in the oven like he did.
Chop the tomatoes and some cilantro and mix together with a little lime juice and salt.
Warm up the corn tortillas and make tacos!

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