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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Pull pork apart with a fork if you want to serve it as pulled pork.