Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Carne Advoda Tacos with a Roasted Pineapple Habernero Salsa

First of all, Happy St. Patrick Day!!!

Secondly, I made these AMAZING tacos from Triple D's Cookbook By Guy. Wow. Wow. Wow.I picked it up from the Library and I am so glad. I bookmarked almost every page. This was top of my list. Many of his crew members commented about the salsa and tacos. Their comments made me drool.........

I gave my best friend a big bowl of the Roasted Pineapple Habernero Salsa and I got a FB comment from her husband. He said the Pineapple Salsa was incredible and he literally licked the bowl clean. LOL.

I will be honest, I got a great big kiss and a thank you after this dinner. My husband loved it....It is by far one of the best meals that I have ever made....

Lets Begin!!!!

Carne Adboda Tacos
More Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives by Guy Fieri

2 TB Cumin
2 TB California Chile Powder (I used regular Chile Powder)
2 TB Mexican Chile Powder (I used Ancho Chile Powder)
1 TB Cayenne
1 TB salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. black pepper
5 whole cloves
3 Bay leaves
2 cps. vegetable oil
3 lbs Pork Butt (I used about 4lbs pork loin)

1. In a small bowl combine all the seasonings.
2. Lay the seasonings in a large baking pan. ( I used my Le Creuset Dutch Oven)
3. Pat dry the pork loin and roll in seasonings. Pour the oil over and roll a few times. Add the Bay leaf and Cloves. Marinate Over night

4. Pull the pork loin out 30 minutes before cooking.
5. Cook on 325 for three hours until it easily shreds. (The cooked there pork for an hour. Removed cut in cubes and fried in a frying pan.

Serve on White Corn Tortillas with thinly sliced white onion, cilantro and a lime.

I made the Roasted Pineapple Habernero Salsa, also from the More Diners, Drive-thru's and Dives by Guy to serve with the Carne Advoda Tacos. It complimented it perfectly!

More Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives by Guy Fieri

3 medium tomatoes
4 jalapenos, stems removed
1-2 habeneros, stems removed
1/4 medium sweet onion (I used a whole sm. onion)
1 20 oz can of pineapple tidbits, with juice. (I used fresh pineapple with its juice)
1/2 cp. water, divided (if needed for consistency. I did not use any water)
1/2 cp. cilantro

1. broil the tomatoes, jalapenos, habenero and onion for 6 minutes on each side. When charred and carmalized on both sides then remove from the oven and let cool for 30 minutes.
2. Add all the roasted veggies and pineapple and pulse in the food processor. Add the cilantro and pulse. Add salt to taste. I also added a few tablespoons of olive oil.


  1. what a great salsa - and your tacos look perfect!

  2. I want some of that salsa. hand me a bag of tortilla chips and I'll be happy. :)

    happy st. paddy's day.

  3. Holy cow! Your tacos and your salsa look fabulous. Love it.

  4. I HAVE to try that salsa! I can think of quite a few dishes that would go well with. I've just printed that one out, thanks for the inspiration!

  5. I've been wondering about Guy's books. Looks like he has some awesome recipes. The pork looks delicious.

  6. Hmm...your taco looks juicy good! Btw, I love the shirt & dress your girls wearing sooooo super adorable! I wonder do you guys do the passing on unused children's clothings, which are still good, to friends or relatives! Once I saw your children strait away reminds me of Marrilyn @ Just Making Noise! She just moved over to Honduras. Maybe you can check her out! Have a nice day!
    Cheers, Kristy

  7. Your children are so lovely, they look like little angels. I hope they appreciate all that fab food. If not, i know a housewife who likes to eat... :)
    *kisses* HH

  8. a truly wonderful meal - have made a similar salsa before and can't wait to try this one

  9. Hi Miranda,
    I love your beautiful and adorable..please kiss them for me..muax and I love the meat jand salsa ! Thanks for sharing the salsa recipe :)

  10. The salsa looks fabulous! My hubby loves pineapples, and this would be just right for him.

  11. I love pulled pork and this dish looks delicious!

  12. cute little green jellybeans you've got there! that taco meat looks incredible.

  13. Oh yum...and I just ate too! There is always room for more..sorta.

    Guy sure knows how to eat huh?

    p.s. your munchkins are as cute as ever!

  14. I am loving the salsa but then I would be happy with any part of this taco. Looks fantastic and your little ones are gorgeous.
    Thanks for visiting my blog! I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  15. Beautiful! I love homemade tacos. Looks yummy!

  16. Wow - now that's a taco! Fresh and overflowing with goodness. Your girls are so sweet in their greens. Wide-eyed wonder.

  17. What an incredible taco! Love that salsa too - never had pineapple in salsa. I'm convinced of its deliciousness! I love Guy. Your kids are cute!

  18. Would love to try the taco with pineapple salsa. Have never heard of that combo before.
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  19. Love the little girls all dressed up for St. Patty's Day! So adorable!

    The Roasted Pineapple and Habanero pepper sound like a great combination!

  20. Sounds delish!

    Your girls are such cuties!

  21. I would love to make this! Sounds like a great cookbook! That salsa sounds amazing!

  22. Thanks for posting the recipes. We just came back from vacationing in Arizona and eat at Salsa Brava one night, I loved the tacos and the salsa, could not stop eating it!

    One minute nit to pick ... spelling ... it drives me nuts! ;~)

    It should be carne Adobada which means marinated and Habanero. Even the restaurant misspelled adobada, they had it as adobado which is the male counterpart. In Spanish gender is used quite often.

    Thanks again.


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