Side dish

Pork Tacos With Pineapple Salsa

This delicious recipe for pineapple pork tacos is a surefire hit at any gathering. The trick is carmelizing the pork - make sure you're using a very high heat to get the texture right. The combination of salty, sweet, and spicy is sure to leave your family and friends delighted.

4 persons
Cooks In

For the pork

1 tablespoon oil

1 shallot

1 clove garlic

1 jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed

2 teaspoons fish sauce

18 ounces boneless pork loin, sliced into thin strips

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons water

for the pineapple salsa

1 cup chopped pineapple

1 cup chopped cucumber

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1/2 cup chopped red onion or shallot

a squeeze of lime juice

a pinch of salt

tortillas for serving

cilantro and lime for serving

chili sauce – 2 parts mayo, 1 part Sriracha or other hot sauce


For the pork: Heat the oil in a heavy pan over medium heat. Add the shallot, garlic, and jalapeño – saute until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Turn the heat to high and add the pork and the fish sauce – stir fry for a few minutes until the pork is no longer pink. With the heat very high, add the sugar and water and stir once – then let the pork caramelize by not stirring it for about 1 minute. Repeat this process until the pork is nice and golden brown.

For the salsa: Toss everything together in a medium bowl.

For the tacos: Warm the tortillas quickly in a skillet with a little bit of oil. Arrange the pork between 6 tortillas and top with the salsa and the chili sauce.