Gluten free, Friday night pork tacos

January 21, 2011 at 11:18 am 2 comments

The other night in Woolworths, I was kind of loitering in the Asian food aisle, trying to absorb some dinner inspiration when I happened across Select brand’s “Authentic Mexican Corn Tortillas.”  Ding!  (Lightbulb moment.)  I decreed (to myself and the bag of tortillas – we were the only two who cared) that Mr L and I would have soft shell tacos at some point this week!

Delicioso pork tacos

Delicioso pork tacos

So tonight, Mr L had just returned from work drinks at the pub and was pretty hungry.  Rarely does he feel like tacos, but tonight, he said they were just what he felt like and even commented that the tacos represented “good pub food”.  I thought that was a pretty good endorsement from a man who’d worked up an appetite, lifting schooies at the pub.  It seemed the time was right, this was to be taco night!  Mmmm… delicioso!

Select brand's Authentic Mexican Corn Tortillas

Select brand's Authentic Mexican Corn Tortillas

Pork tacos

I had a quick look in Woolies to see whether there was any gluten free taco seasoning, but couldn’t find any.  I’ve since remembered there’s an Old El Paso sachet that you can buy.  I ended up buying another Woolworths brand taco mix and used that tonight, so my dinner wasn’t completely GF, but I’ve since found many recipes for GF mixes.  Next time, I’ll either take the lazy option and buy the Old El Paso one or make this mix from The Gluten Free Monkey’s blog site.

Anyhoo.. here’s how tonight’s tacos went.

Ingredients

1 packet of taco vessels (choose your poison!)
500 g of stir fry pork (or pork fillet, cut into 2×3 cm strips)
1 x 35 gm packet of taco seasoning (or 35 grams of hand made taco seasoning)
Sour cream (I used lite sour cream)
Taco sauce
Lettuce, a handful of leaves picked and washed
1 x tomato, diced
1 x avocado, sliced
1 x shallot, chopped
1 x cucumber
1 x tablespoon olive oil

Makes eight tacos

Don't be fooled, we didn't stop at one!

Don't be fooled, we didn't stop at one!

Method

Whack the taco seasoning into a plastic bag and then add the pork strips.  Shake the pork around in the seasoning and make sure it’s really well coated.  Mean time, heat the olive oil in a frying pan on the stove on medium-high.

Add the pork and cook it through.  It should only take about five minutes.

About a minute before the pork is ready, put your tortillas on a piece of paper towel, on the plate of the microwave.  Heat on high for 30 seconds.

Remove the tortillas and distribute one per diner.  Add sour cream, avocado, lettuce, tomato, shallot and cucumber to the tortilla.

Add as much pork to your tortilla as you need!  Then whack the salsa on top.  Magnifico!  (Morris says te quero mucho, soft gf tacos! :))

BTW – I know that tacos often involve a whole lotta cheese – if you fancy it, whack it on top.  We didn’t really feel these tacos needed cheese though – they were pretty good (and fairly low in fat) as they were.

Mmmmm...magnifico!

Mmmmm...magnifico!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sianne  |  January 22, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Hi there!

    Were the soft tacos actually tasty? Most I’ve tried are dry – even after I heat them with water.

    x Sianne

    Reply
    • 2. myfavouritefruits  |  January 22, 2011 at 5:26 am

      Hey lovely, they were tasty, but you absolutely have to heat them in the microwave for 30 seconds before you fill them up – otherwise, they’d be hard and dry. They did have the taste that you get with some gluten free breads (is it rice or potato flour?) that can be strong, but Mr L didn’t seem to notice and I think the other ingredients managed to keep my palate occupied with good, over evil! 🙂 xxx

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