Prepare a grill for medium heat. Whisk lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, and 1 Tbsp. water in a small bowl until sugar is dissolved. Stir in garlic and cilantro stems; set nuoc cham aside.
Place pork on a rimmed baking sheet and season generously on both sides with salt and pepper, then drizzle with oil and turn pork to coat. Grill, turning often and moving around on grill to prevent flare-ups, until lightly charred all over and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 140° for medium), 12–15 minutes. Transfer meat to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes before slicing.
Spoon some of nuoc cham over pork and top with cilantro leaves. Serve remaining sauce alongside.
1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder more or less to your taste
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
4 inch flour tortillas 6-8
1 ripe but firm mango, peeled + diced
1 cup cooked rice or quinoa
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
CHERRY TOMATO SALSA
2 cup cherry tomatoes
1 jalapeno seeded + chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
Juice from 1/2 a lime
Salt to taste
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the pork and season with chipotle chili pepper and paprika. Cook, stirring often until the pork is browned all over, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat. Remove the pork to a plate.
Using the same skillet, over medium heat, add a bit of olive oil. Place 4 tortillas down on a clean counter, sprinkle each with shredded cheddar cheese, then evenly distribute the rice, and top with the chopped mango pieces. Now add the pork, cut into small bite size pieces. Sprinkle with a little more of the cheese. Place the tortilla onto the hot griddle or skillet and cover with the other tortilla. Cook until the bottom is crispy and golden brown, then gently flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes until crispy and golden.
Serve with the tomato salsa and sliced avocado.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and gently toss. Taste and season with salt if needed.
2 ounces whiskey or bourbon (we used Heritage Distilling)
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice (approx ½ a large lime)
4-6 ounces ginger beer, chilled
Garnish: lime twist or wedge
Add whiskey and lime juice to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with lime twist or wedge.