JAMIE’S FESTIVE FIESTA TACOS
With crispy, spicy pork. "These little pork tacos have got the lot – hot and cold, soft and crunchy, citrus and spice. For me, this is a brilliant dish – think bacon sarnie and everything we love about it, but with a hit of spice to really wake up your tastebuds. You've got hot and cold, crunchy and soft, heat and citrus – such great combos, and when you put these bad boys in your mouth, you'll know it's something special".
Thanks to Jamie Oliver for allowing us to share his recipe. More of his great ideas can be found at Jamie's website here
- 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 200g higher-welfare pork belly, skin off and cut into 1cm dice
- olive oil
- 1 ripe avocado, halved and destoned
- 2 large ripe tomatoes
- 1 fresh red chilli
- 200g tinned haricot beans, drained, optional
- 2 limes
- sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon of runny Haughton Honey
- 6 taco shells
- ½ bunch fresh coriander, leaves picked and chopped
- 1 lime
- fat-free natural yoghurt, to serve
If you have a fan-assisted oven then reduce the specified temperature in the recipe by about 15%.
1 teaspoon = 5ml
1 tablespoon = 15ml.
some ingredients are measured in cups and some equivalents are;
150g, 6oz (1/2 cup) = 120ml, 4fl oz.
- Season your board with the sweet smoked paprika and fennel seeds and toss with the diced pork belly. Give your hands a good wash. Pop a large pan over a medium heat, add a small splash of oil and the spiced pork and fry for 5 minutes, or until crispy and golden. Jiggle the pan every so often.
- Meanwhile, flip the board over and give your knife a quick clean. Use a spoon to scoop out the avocado flesh, then chop up into rough 1cm chunks with the tomatoes. Finely chop the chilli, then toss it together to make a sort of crude salsa.
- By this point the pork will be lovely and gnarly so drain and add the haricot beans, if using, and cook for a further 2 to 4 minutes, or until thick and combined.
- Squeeze the juice from one of the limes over the salsa, season well and toss to dress. Check on the pork – add the honey at this point, if you like, to give it an incredible shine, then season and toss everything together.
- Get yourself a big board or plank for serving, and ruffle up a tea towel to hold your taco shells. Divide the meat between them. Mix the coriander through the salsa then dot some over each taco, along with a dollop of yoghurt and an extra squeeze of lime juice, then tuck in.