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Al Pastor from Wood Fired Spit?

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Al Pastor from Wood Fired Spit?

DWB | Jun 11, 2009 02:18 AM

All the Al Pastor I have eaten has been superior when served cut straight off the trompo, the stuff sitting on the griddle does not measure up. So, much like grilled steak is better when grilled over wood or charcoal than gas, is there such a thing as Al Pastor that is spit cooked over(or beside) real wood or charcoal? Logistically it sounds difficult, but the product produced would be fantastic. I've only seen gas fired or infrared vertical spit cookers, but I have only had Pastor at a limited number of places in the LA area. I know our little community here is well versed in Al Pastor, so is any made on the spit with charcoal or wood fuel, better if in the SGV? As a side note, the best Al Pastor I have ever had was at King Taco, but only at the 3rd st. @ 710 fwy location. TIA

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