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Pork Picnic Tacos

July 20, 2022 • 0 comments

Pork Picnic Tacos
Kick your weekly taco night up a notch with these delicious, pork tacos made with forest fed pork picnic roast. Your taste buds will be overjoyed with the sweet, salty, and punch from the fresh lime juice.
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  • Servings: 8


  • (3 lb.) Pork Shoulder Roast (Picnic)
  • (1 Cup) Kosher Salt (for Pork)
  • (1 Cup) Brown Sugar (for Pork)
  • (1 Quart) Bone Broth (for Pork)
  • (2 Tbsp.) Lard or Oil (for Pork)
  • (1 Bulb) Fresh Ginger (for Pork)
  • (1 Head) Garlic (for Pork)
  • (1 Bunch) Scallions (for Sauce)
  • (1 Cup) Tamari (for Sauce)
  • (1 Cup) Rice Vinegar (for Sauce)
  • (2 Tbsp.) Chili Paste (option for Sauce)
  • Tortillas
  • (1 Cup) Radishes
  • (1 Bunch) Cilantro
  • (3) Limes


  1. Dry Rub your pork in the sugar and salt, covering all of the surface as best you can. Put into a deep dish with a resting rack. Let sit for 24 hours in the fridge. Your pork will drain, reserve this liquid for braising, it has a ton of flavor.
  2. Pull your pork from the fridge and let it come to room temperature, in the meantime, warm up your dutch oven to sear the pork. Using the Lard, brown on both sides, pour in your drained liquid, your stock, add the ginger and garlic. Let braise covered, on low for approximately four hours, or until fork tender. 
  3. Once your pork is finished braising, pull it from the pot, and let it cool to pull apart later. In the meantime, turn the temperature on your burner back up to create a hearty simmer, skim out out garlic and ginger. Reduce your braising liquid by half. One this happens, add the Tamari, Rice Vinegar and Chili Paste, let reduce until thick. Monitor and stir as needed. You can either reduce this fully and pour on to your tacos, or add your pulled pork back in and mix.. it's up to you!
  4. Garnishes for the Tacos- Julienne or shred on a mandolin topping of your choice. We used Radishes! Rough chop some cilantro, stems have great flavor too! Slice some lime wedges, and slice some scallions to go into your sauce, or directly on to the tacos. 
  5. Pan sear your tortillas to warm them up, or microwave in a damp paper towel for 15 seconds.