EaterNY reported yesterday that Guy Fieri was causing a stir in the New York Times cafeteria, but what looked more interesting to me was his stirring up Pork Tacos with Rosemary Ellis, editor in chief of Good Housekeeping.
Regular readers and fans will recognize Rosemary as one of the judges from Ultimate Recipe Showdown.
Watermelon Pork Tacos in Lettuce Shells - recipe
from Food Network Magazine
For the pork:
2 pork tenderloins (about 2 pounds), silver skin trimmed, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
1 tablespoon seeded and minced serrano chile
2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
For the salsa:
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 cup small (about 1/4 inch)watermelon cubes
1/4 English cucumber, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1 Hass avocado, pitted, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
4 large, sturdy romaine-heart leaves, cut into 4-inch lengths (to resemble taco shells)
Combine all the pork ingredients in a resealable plastic bag and marinate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, for the salsa, whisk together the rice vinegar, olive oil, soy sauce and sesame oil in a medium bowl. Gently fold in the watermelon, cucumber and avocado. Refrigerate until chilled.
Preheat a grill to medium heat. Remove the pork from the marinade, pat dry and grill for 2 minutes on one side. Turn and grill 1 more minute; remove from the heat and let rest 3 minutes before cutting into 1/2-inch pieces.
Fill the lettuce "shells" with pork, top with salsa and devour!
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