Pork carnitas

Pork carnitas

Pork is said to bring health at New Year’s and is central to our full New Year’s menu.  Pork carnitas is pretty amazing year round also – and freezes wonderfully.  The picture above is actually the Asian pork, but they looked very similar in reality.

 

Carnitas
 
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This pork will fall apart in the most amazing way. Enjoy carnitas year round, but it's also amazing in our collard rolls.
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds boneless pork shoulder or pork butt, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Place pork in a large, heavy pot on the stove and add orange juice, lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt and enough water to just barely cover the meat. Bring the pot to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer uncovered for two hours without moving the meat.
  2. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook for 45 minutes - stirring occasionally until the sauce has evaporated. Let it sizzle long enough to brown at the edges, turning pieces gently. Once browned, the pork is ready.
  3. Pull pork apart with a fork if you want to serve it as pulled pork.

 

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