Pork and peanut tacos recipe

A rich and tasty peanut sauce makes these tacos a mouthwatering feast.

Written by Ricardo Amare del Castillo
  • Serves: 4


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What to do

    1. To cook the pork, add to a large pot and cover with the water ¾ of the pot.

    2. Add a pinch of salt, garlic and onion. Bring to the boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 1 hour.

    3. Strain the pork and place in a bowl reserving the broth.

    4. To make the peanut sauce place peanuts, tomatoes, sesame seeds, salt and pepper into a blender and grind to a paste. You may need to scrape the sides with a plastic spatula once or twice so that all the ingredients are combined well.

    5. Add the sauce and the pork to a frypan and cook for 15 minutes.

    6. Heat tortillas in the oven for 1–2 minutes. Alternatively, heat a frypan and add the tortillas, one at a time. Cook for 1–2 minutes each side. Keep warm while you heat the rest of the tortillas.

    7. Serve the pork with peanut sauce on the hot corn tortillas.

Written by Ricardo Amare del Castillo

Restaurateur Ricardo Amare del Castillo is the author of TACOS: Authentic Mexican Tacos the Playa Takeria Way, published by New Holland Publishers.

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