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Iris Filson’s Pork Tortillas with Avocado & Orange Salsa (with wine recommendations from Rose Murray Brown)

“This dish is very easy to prepare and cook – but it’s absolutely delicious! And you can buy all of the ingredients in Waitrose!”

Iris Filson, Waitrose Morningside, Edinburgh 

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)
1 orange
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 


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Rest the pork for 5 minutes, then cut into thin slices.
  4. 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.


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