Why use tongs? Scroll down to read the reason why.
Let's be honest: We all love tacos. My favorite tacos are the small traditional-style tacos you can find on the streets of Mexico. There's nothing like them. They're incredibly simple but done so unbelievably well. Pineapple happens to be one of my favorite fruits. I love everything with pineapple, so naturally I have a deep love for tacos al pastor as they are traditionally made with fresh pineapple and pineapple juice.
In this recipe, we keep the marinade fairly traditional by blending together achiote paste, Mexican oregano, cumin, cloves, vinegar, fresh pineapple and the optional rehydrated guajillo peppers. Traditionally, the pork shoulder is sliced thin and marinated, then cooked on a vertical rotisserie called a trompo with fresh slices of pineapple. In this recipe, we make our own version of a trompo right in the slow cooker by using tongs to keep the meat lifted away from its liquid to roast and by inserting a spoon into the center to keep it all together.
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