Former Masterchef contestant, Aaron Harvie's tangy and flavourful sticky pork tacos.


  • Pork Marinade

  • 2 tbsp honey, plus 2 extra for the glaze

  • 2 tbsp molasses

  • 2 tbsp glucose

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • ¼ cup apple juice

  • 1½ tbsp smoked paprika

  • 1½ tsp onion powder

  • 1½ tsp garlic powder

  • knob of ginger, peeled and grated

  • sea salt and cracked black pepper, to season

  • 2 pork tenderloins

  • Guacamole

  • 1 avocado, flesh only

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • juice of ½ lime

  • splash of hot sauce

  • sea salt and cracked black pepper, to season

  • Pickled Onions

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 tbsp sea salt

  • ½ cup white vinegar

  • 1 red onion, peeled & diced

  • 6 small flour tortillas

  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, sliced thinly

  • 50g Danish feta cheese, crumbled

  • chives, chopped finely for garnish


  • 1.

    In a large bowl, mix together the honey, molasses, glucose, soy, apple juice, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and grated ginger.

  • 2.

    Season well with salt and pepper.

  • 3.

    Add the pork and coat with the marinade, then cover and refrigerate for 2 hours (or longer if you have the time).

  • 4.

    Press the avocado flesh through a potato ricer into a bowl - or mash it, either is fine, just make sure it’s not lumpy. 

  • 5.

    Add the garlic, the lime juice and a splash of hot sauce.

  • 6.

    Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • 7.

    Put the sugar and salt in a small bowl.

  • 8.

    Pour over the vinegar and mix together till dissolved.

  • 9.

    Add the onions and set aside.

  • 10.

    Preheat the oven to 220°C. You'll need a baking tray with a wire rack insert.

  • 11.

    Put the pork on the rack and roast for 10-15 minutes (the time depends on the size of the pork pieces).

  • 12.

    While the pork is roasting, make the glaze. Pour the marinade into a saucepan with the extra 2 tablespoons of honey and warm it over medium heat. When the mixture comes to a boil, drop the heat to a simmer and cook for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • 13.

    Remove the pork from the oven and flip using tongs, then baste with about a third of the mixture.

  • 14.

    Return to the oven and cook for another 5 minutes.

  • 15.

    Remove pork from oven and baste again with another third of the mixture.

  • 16.

    Cook for another 5 minutes.

  • 17.

    Remove pork from oven and turn heat up to full.

  • 18.

    Baste with the rest of the mixture and cook for 5 minutes more (don’t worry if it burns a little, they’re the good bits).

  • 19.

    Take meat out of the oven and rest for 15 minutes, then roughly chop.

  • 20.

    Place a dry fry pan (cast iron works well) over medium heat and add two tortillas, one on top of the other.

  • 21.

    Cook until mottled and brown on one side, then flip.

  • 22.

    When one side of each tortilla is cooked, remove from the pan and place under a tea towel to keep warm. Repeat until all tortillas are cooked.

  • 23.

    To make the tacos, grab a tortilla and smear with guacamole.

  • 24.

    Add a generous serve of pork, shaved cucumber, a pinch of the pickled onions and top with crumbled feta and chives.


By Aaron Harvie for Dyson

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Posted by Paul174Report
A wonderful recipe, I really love meat and I love to cook such dishes. Sometimes I also publish short essays with interesting recipes on the site where I work as a writer.