May 5: Cinco de Mayo

Chef Jon Lindenauer of The Classic Catering People came up with this recipe for Al Pastor (shepherd-style) tacos for Cinco de Mayo. Al Pastor Tacos Yield: 10 to 12 tacos (4 pounds) Boston butt, bone-out Marinade: 3 cloves garlic, peeled 1 teaspoon thyme leaves, fresh 1 teaspoon cayenne 1 tablespoons paprika 1 each - lemon, juiced 1/2 cup oil, canola 3 tablespoons wine, white Directions and technique: Puree all ingredients and rub the meat, let it marinade overnight. Roast the meat at 350 degrees, about 3 hours, until nicely caramelized and moist/fork tender. Slice meat for tacos. To serve: Warm on the grill; serve with corn tortillas, diced red onion, diced pineapple, lime juice, sour cream, and cilantro.
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