Iris Filson is an enthusiastic member of staff at Waitrose Morningside in Edinburgh. She told us that this dish would be perfect for a casual get-together or for a barbeque or as a snack for a movie night and that you can replace the tortillas with taco shells or nachos.
Iris Filson’s Pork Tortillas with Avocado & Orange Salsa with wine recommendations from Rose Murray Brown)
Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus marinating
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Ingredients (serves 4):
3 tbsp chipotle paste
1 lime, juice of 1⁄2 and 1⁄2 cut into wedges
1 tbsp soft light brown sugar
Pinch of salt
4 British pork shoulder steaks (about 700g)
2 Waitrose Perfectly Ripe Avocados, roughly chopped
1⁄4 red onion, finely diced
1 jalapeno chilli, sliced
1⁄4 x 28g pack coriander, roughly chopped, plus extra sprigs to serve
4 flour tortillas
- In a small bowl, mix together the chipotle paste, lime juice, sugar and salt. Use to coat the pork, then leave to marinate in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. Meanwhile, segment the orange: top and tail the fruit, then cut away the skin and pith. Cut between the membrane to release the segments, then slice each segment into 3 pieces and put in a bowl. Squeeze out any juice from the membrane into the bowl.
- Preheat the grill to high. Put the marinated pork steaks on a foil-lined baking tray and grill for 6-7 minutes on each side or until completely cooked through. Meanwhile, add the avocados, onion, chilli and coriander to the bowl with the orange. Season with salt and stir to combine.
- Rest the pork for 5 minutes, then cut into thin slices.
- Heat the tortillas according to pack instructions and serve with the pork, salsa and extra coriander.
Rose Murray Brown’s wine recommendations
Try a richly fruity Pinot Noir from down-under with pork tortillas – YERING STATION THE ELMS PINOT NOIR 2020 is on offer at £9.99 until 30 November – reduced from £12.99 at Waitrose. This affordable example (at its discounted price) of Yarra Valley Pinot Noir hails from the first vineyard planted in the 1850’s in Yarra Valley in Victoria – just east of Melbourne. Soft light cherry fruits with a hint of spice – an easy-going silky red to match with pork.