Fresh Pear and Pork Tostadas
Simple pear and pork tostadas make a great appetizer.The warmed tortillas and fresh pears add the perfect balance of crunch and crisp.
- Tostada1 lb pork tenderloin, cubed
- 1/2 onion, cut into chunks
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- oil, as needed
- 10 corn tortillas
- 2 carrots, peeled, grated
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 bundle fresh chives
- 3 Anjou, Bosc, or red Anjou pears, sliced and cored
- lemon juice
- 3 cups grated Cheddar cheese
- 1 head lettuce, grated
- Dressing1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
- 1 tsp cilantro seeds
- 3 Tbs vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat water to boiling in a saucepan. Add the pork meat with the onion and the garlic clove; season with salt and pepper. While the meat is cooking, mix the dressing ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside. Add a little oil to a frying pan and brown the tortillas until they are golden and crisp. When the pork is cooked, shred meat and mix with grated carrots, red onion, and chives; mix well and season with additional salt and pepper to your taste. Slice the pears and set them aside. Bathe the pears in a light lemon and water solution to prevent browning.
- Place one tortilla on each serving plate; add ½ cup cheese and a spoonful of meat, Top with a second tortilla, lettuce, and pear slices. Pour dressing over top or serve with dressing on the side.
Calories from Fat 361 (58%)
(62%)Total Fat 41g
(77%)Saturated Fat 15g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
Total Carbohydrate 33g
(31%)Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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