Cajun pulled pork taco’s

If there is something that I love more than anything, it’s taco’s. Throw some pulled pork in those bad boys and I am in love entirely. This is a great recipe for pulled pork taco’s, you must try it!

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Ingredients:

10-15 corn tortilla shells

For the pork:

-1/4-1/2 c of your favourite cajun seasoning

-1 1lb pork tenderloin

-1 1/2c BBQ sauce

-1 1/2c chicken broth

For the slaw:

-1 large english cucumber, match sticked

-1 large carrot, peeled and grated

-1/2 bunch of cilantro, fine chopped

For the slaw dressing:

-1/4 c evoo

-1/4c rice wine vinegar

-2 tbsp honey – adjust to your taste

-salt and pepper

Directions:

Pat the pork tenderloin dry. season liberally on both sides. Place in a slow cooker. Add your bbq sauce and your chicken stock to the bottom of the pot. Do not pour over the pork as you want to keep that seasoning there. Cook on low for 8 hours. once the pork is finished cooking, you can shred it with two forks.  Reserve some of the cooking juices for mixing in to the shredded pork.

For the slaw: mix all of the dressing ingredients together, pour over the slaw. Toss.

Build your taco’s. These are really good with a sriracha mayo on them. Just mix sriracha, mayo and fresh lime juice!


Greek Lamb Taco’s with a chunky tzatziki sauce!

Taco  night is every night, right? Instead of an asian or mexican inspired taco, I wanted a greek inspired taco. Luckily there’s a “Real Deal Meats” just down the road that always has fresh ground lamb!

Ingredients:

-1 tsp canola oil

-1 lb ground lamb

-a pinch of salt, pepper, oregano

-1 garlic clove, minced

-1/4 red onion, minced

-1/4c red wine

-1tbsp tomato paste

-8-10 flour tortillas

-tzatziki + tomato relish

[For the tomato relish, dice up 1 roma tomato, 1/4 english cucumber, 1/4 of a red onion. Mix with 1 tbsp of evoo, 1 tbsp red wine vin and salt and pepper.]

[For the chunky tzatziki- 1/4 cucumber diced, 1/4 red onion diced, 1 garlic clove minced, 2 tbsp mint chopped and 1 c greek yogurt.]

Directions:

Heat your oil in a pan. Add your lamb, onion and garlic. Season with salt, pepper, and oregano. Cook 5-7 minutes until browned. Add in your red wine, stir. once the red wine has reduced, add in your tomato paste. Stir to incorporate and wake up the tomato paste. Remove from heat.

Assemble your taco’s, and add the tzatziki and tomato relish!

*This dish made it to the Edmonton journals “Gastropost” section!


Fresh Dill and cucumber salad!

In the mood for cucumbers? I love light salads in the summer! There’s nothing better than fresh garden veggies and herbs to make a delicious side to a meal.

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Ingredients: (serves 4)

  • 2 English cucumbers, diced
  • 1/2c dill, rough chopped
  • 1/2c green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4c mint, rough chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp EVOO
  • 1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Add all of your ingredients to a bowl, toss and serve with Greek Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki