Let’s Talk Food: Taco al Pastor

Cook’s Illustrated describes taco al pastor as “Tacos al pastor, or ‘shepard-style’ tacos, are a Mexican taqueria classic made from thin slices of chile-marinated pork that’s been tightly packed onto a vertical spit with layers of pork fat and then roasted. The cone-shaped stack is often topped with a whole pineapple whose tangy, sweet juices trickle down, encouraging the meat to caramelize as it turns, When the exterior is browned and crisp, then shavings of the roasted pork and pineapple are carved off directly onto a warm tortilla and then topped with garnishes that contrast the rich meat; minced raw onion, cilantro, and a squeeze of fresh lime.”