Seasoning and Spicy

Recipe: Delicious Carnitas

Carnitas. Nothing beats tender golden brown Carnitas right from the large disco. For those not familiar with Carnitas, it is pork braised in lard until tender and. The undisputed king of the taco cart.

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Ingredients of Carnitas

  1. Prepare 3 of Lbs. Pork Shoulder.
  2. Prepare 1 of Small Onion Quartered.
  3. You need 1 of Orange Quartered.
  4. It’s 4 Cloves of Garlic Halved.
  5. You need 1 of Cinnamon Stick, Broken Into 3-4 Pieces.
  6. It’s 2 of Bay Leaves.
  7. You need 1 Tbs. of Salt.
  8. Prepare 1/4 Cup of Of Vegetable Oil (Or Lard).
  9. It’s of Optional Rub Seasonings.
  10. Prepare 1 Tbsp of Dried Oregano.
  11. You need 2-3 tsp of Ground Cumin.
  12. Prepare 1 tsp of Black Pepper.

Typically made with less expensive cuts of pork, the cooking method employed for carnitas renders the meat soft. Many find carnitas a little dry or flavorless. These have a great, distinctive flavor and are requested by friends and family over and over. Serve with warm, fresh tortillas and salsa.

Carnitas step by step

  1. Adjust oven rack to center position. Preheat oven to 275° F..
  2. Quarter Onion.
  3. Season Pork with the 1Tbs. of Salt, and cut into 2" Chunks. Place Pork into a 9×13 Casserole Dish. The Pork should fill dish with no spaces..
  4. Quarter Orange and squeeze juice over Pork. Nestle Orange pieces into casserole. Add Onions Quarters, 4 Cloves halved Garlic, Bay Leaves, and Cinnamon Sticks pieces. Nestle all evenly in one layer..
  5. Pour Vegetable Oil all over surface. Cover with foil and Cook until fork tender, about 3 1/2 Hours..
  6. Set a fine mesh strainer over 1 quart measuring bowl. Use tongs to remove Orange Peel, Onion, Garlic, Cinnamon Sticks, and Bay Leaves. Transfer Pork into strainer along with liquid. Let drain for 10 minutes..
  7. Transfer Pork back into casserole dish. You should have about 1/2 Cup of liquid and 1/2 Cup fat. Using a flat spoon, skim fat and add it back to pork. Shred Pork into large chunks. Season to taste with more salt if needed..
  8. To serve, place casserole dish with Pork under a high broiler and broil until brown and crisp on surface. About 6 minutes. Remove Pork, stir to expose new bits to heat. Broil again for 6 more minutes. Tent with foil to keep warm before serving..
  9. Enjoy..

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