Is Al Pastor the same as Adobada?

Chef's answer
Al pastor is NOT the same as carne adobada. Al pastor refers to pork that has been marinated and then cooked on a vertical spit called a trompo. Adobada is marinated with similar ingredients but commonly cooked on a grill or braised on the stove.
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Brown the al pastor meat Cook it until it begins to brown and crisp, adding some of the reserved juices to bring flavor and moistness to the party. Your taco meat is ready!
approximately 140 degreesCook until meat's internal temperature is approximately 140 degrees, 2 to 3 hours. 10 Remove baking sheet from oven. Place al pastor skewers on a second foil-lined baking sheet. (The fat in the first pan could catch fire when broiled.)13 May 2016
Sealed pork products can typically last in the fridge for two to four days, with ground pork having a slightly shorter shelf life at one to three. Ham or other smoked pork products like bacon can be stored for up to a week, though this only applies to products that aren't vacuum sealed or prepared with preservatives.4 Jul 2020
Pour the marinade over the pork slices, then toss to make sure they are coated on all sides. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days.
Al pastor refers to pork that has been marinated and then cooked on a vertical spit called a trompo. Adobada is marinated with similar ingredients but commonly cooked on a grill or braised on the stove.
Tacos al pastor are made from thin strips of pork that have been marinated in spices and chiles and then stacked onto a long spit called a trompo. In many -- but not all -- cases, a pineapple and onion are placed on top of the spit. As the meat cooks, the outside layer gets crispy from exposure to the heat.21 Nov 2014
Assembling these Tacos al Pastor is easy. Take a warm corn tortilla, spoon some of the meat, followed by some chopped onion, a sprinkle of coriander, some grilled pineapple chunks and top it all up with a generous amount of salsa roja and a squeeze of lime juice. ... The meat freezes well in an air tight container.19 Jan 2014
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