Master Chef's
Season 6 Winner
Claudia Sandoval
MasterChef champion Claudia Sandoval demonstrates how she takes
Mexican cuisine to the next level with her signature edible flowers,
avocado crema and Chef Merito's Adobo para Carne al Pastor.
Check out as we take you through Chef Claudia's creative process on
making these delicious Tacos de Adobada, with easy ingredients
to make in your own home! See her in action in the video above!
Tacos de Adobada

- 1 pound of pork shoulder or roast, cubed 1/2" x 1/2"
- 1/2 cup of Chef Merito Adobo para Carne Al Pastor
- 1 lime, juiced
- 12 tortillas
- 2 tablespoons of canola oil
Pickled Onions
- 1/2 red onion, sliced in half moons 1/8"
- 1/4 cup of lime juice
- Salt & pepper
Avocado Crema
- 1 avocado
- 1/4 cup Mexican sour cream or regular sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
- Salt & Pepper
- 2 Squash Blossoms, stem removed and petals separated
- 2 Radishes, sliced 1/16" thick
- 2 Limes, quartered wedges
- Microgreens or Micro Cilantro

1 - In a large bowl place cubed pork and add Chef Merito Adobo para Carne Al Pastor marinade and juice of one lime. Mix until well incorporated ensuring to massage marinade into meat. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest in refrigerator while preparing the rest of your ingredients.

2 - In a separate non-metallic bowl placed julienned onions, lime juice and sprinkle with a pinch of slat and pepper. Mix and taste lime juice and adjust salt and pepper to taste. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to pickle.

3 - In a blender place the flesh of the avocado, cream or sour cream, lime juice and a pinch of salt to taste and blend until smooth. If avocado is having trouble blending add more lime juice until fully blended and smooth. Remove from blender and adjust seasoning as needed. Place in a bowl or a condiment bottle for easy application.

4 - Preheat a large skillet or pan on medium-high heat and a griddle or comal to warm tortillas on.

5 - Once skillet is smoking hot add oil to pan and swirl to coat bottom of pan. Add marinated pork to pan immediately and cook on all sides for about 10-15 minutes until completely cooked through and semi crispy on the outside.

6 - Warm tortillas on skillet and place into either a kitchen towel or tortilla warmer to keep warm. Repeat with all tortillas until all are warm.

To plate, place desired tortillas on your plate. Serve warm Adobada pork meat on tortilla and garnish with a big pinch or micro greens, add a couple of Avocado crema kisses, add squash blossom petals, sliced radishes and serve with a lime wedge on the side.

Provecho Familia.
Chef Claudia demonstrates her
favorite ways to elevate
Mexican cuisine with a few
simple tips and tricks!
Chef Claudia enjoys making sure
all her guests are enjoying the
creative process of cooking and
providing tips! Tip 1: Use your
hands to mix in the Chef Merito
Adobo para Carne Al Pastor with
the meat for the best flavor!
Garnish is key to help elevate
your dish to the next level;
always make sure the garnish
serves a purpose and enhances
your plate flavor wise!
One of her personal tips
she learned from
Chef Gordon Ramsey!
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