Watermelon Pork Tacos

Watermelon Pork Tacos
  • TOTAL PREP TIME25 minutes

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  • 1 pound pork tenderloin cut into 1-inch thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger root chopped
  • 1 tablespoon serrano chile seeded, minced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 cup watermelon cut in 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 cup cucumber seeded, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 Hass avocado pitted, peeled, and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 head romaine lettuce


To make pork, combine all ingredients in a re-sealable 1-gallon plastic bag and marinate for 30 minutes.

While pork is marinating, whisk together all ingredients for vinaigrette in a small bowl. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients for the salsa. Very gently fold in the vinaigrette. Chill.

Trim off the soft dark green end of the romaine lettuce head. Cut off the root end and separate the leaves to create 4-inch long lettuce “shells.” Rinse, dry and chill the leaves.

Preheat grill to medium. Discard marinade and grill pork for 3 minutes on each side. Remove from the heat, let rest 3 minutes and roughly chop into 1/2-inch pieces.

To serve, fill the lettuce shells with pork, top with the salsa and devour!

Yield: 6 main course servings or 12 appetizer servings

Recipe from Guy Fieri’s NEW cookbook, Guy Fieri Food: Cookin’ It, Livin’ It, Lovin’ It