Fresh Pear and Pork Tostadas

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Fresh Pear and Pork Tostadas

These fresh, simple pear and pork tostadas make a great appetizer for large gatherings. Add some extra filling, and you'll also have a great weeknight meal. The warmed tortillas and fresh pears add the perfect balance of crunch and crisp.

Ingredients

Tostada
1 pound pork tenderloin, cubed
½ onion, cut into chunks
1 garlic clove, minced
Oil, as needed
10 corn tortillas
2 carrots, peeled, grated
½ red onion, thinly sliced
1 bundle fresh chives
3 Bosc, or Rogue Red™ Pears, sliced and cored
Lemon juice
3 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 head lettuce, grated

Dressing
½ cup olive oil
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
1 teaspoon cilantro seeds
3 tablespoons vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

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.

Prep time: 45 minutes

Yield: Makes 5 servings