Fusion Pork Tacos

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Hey! It’s me again with another crazy taco creation for your to add to one of your 52 yearly #TacoTuesday menu plans! This one really is one of the best I have made so far. The delicious flavor of lemongrass on the ground pork mixed with the creamy ginger dressing is a match made in taco heaven. These Fusion Pork Tacos are going to be a win with everyone at your table.

Fusion Pork Tacos

This recipe calls for Radish Microgreens and I realize that is not necessarily a common item to find in the produce section of your grocery. A really great place to find all sorts of microgreens is your local Farmers Market or Farmstand. You can also set up your own mini Microgreen grow operation – which is what I have done. Microgreens are so packed with nutrients and they have such great flavor. Radish microgreens, specifically, have a nice peppery hint of heat, much like a full grown radish does.

Fusion Pork Tacos

The Creamy Ginger Dressing that I included in this recipe is going to be one that you want to keep for other meals. It is so good for an Asian chicken salad or just a quick green salad for lunch. It would also be great as a new dip for spring rolls or wontons. Most Asian dressings are of the more vinaigrette variety, so this creamy version is something different that I think you are really going to enjoy.

Fusion Pork Tacos

If you are not familiar with the flavor of lemongrass, this recipe is a great way to introduce it to your family. You have probably had it in various Asian dishes but maybe not as flavor forward as it is in this one. Once trick that I learned about using lemongrass to get the most flavor out of it, is to smack the stalk with the flat side of your chef’s knife before your mince it. This loosens up the layers of the stalk and helps you to get it into smaller pieces so that the flavor goes all throughout the dish.

Because these tacos had a bit of a Bahn Mi feel to them – similar flavors you might find in a bahn mi at least – I went with a side that was more common for that sandwich – Tater Tots. I like my tater tots extra crispy so that they crunch when you bite into them and so does my whole family.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Fusion Pork Tacos

An Asian spin on #TacoTuesday – with lemongrass pork, veggies and a creamy ginger sauce.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian, Fusion, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword asian fusion, asian tacos, baked tacos, carrots, creamy ginger dressing, fusion, ground pork, lemongrass, microgreens, pork tacos, radish microgreens, tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • 15 Flour Tortillas fajita size
  • 2 Medium Carrots peeled and julienned
  • 1 English Cucumber peeled and julienned
  • 1 cup Radish Microgreens
  • 1 Medium Jalapeno thin sliced

For the Lemongrass Pork

  • 2 lb Ground Pork
  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • ¼ cup Rice Wine Vineger
  • ¼ cup Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Lemongrass minced
  • 1 tsp White Pepper

For the Creamy Ginger Dressing

  • ½ cup Mayonnaisse
  • ¼ cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger grated
  • 1 tsp White Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder


  • Add dressing ingredients to Mason Jar (pint-size). Secure lid and shake vigorously until fully incorporated. Place in refrigerator until ready to make tacos. (Can be stored for up to 2 weeks).
  • In a large saute pan over medium high heat, add ground pork. Cook and crumble until no longer pink.
  • Combine remaining pork ingredients in a mixing bowl. Pour over pork once no longer pink. Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook and stir occasionally for 10 minutes.
  • To build the tacos – start with a tortilla. On one half, add carrots, cucumbers, microgreens and jalapenos. On the other half add a portion of pork. Drizzle with dressing.

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