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Carnitas Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Peggy Haynie
Added: Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 lbs boneless pork shoulder or country-style ribs
6 cloves garlic
zest of 1 orange, cut into strips
3/4 c fresh orange juice
Sea salt
1 TBS oil

Tortillas

Directions:
Directions:
Cut pork into strips and put into frying pan with garlic, orange zest, orange juice and 1 tsp sea salt. Meat should be in a single layer if possible. Add water to barely cover the meat and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook stirring occasionally until all the liquid has evaporated, about 1 hour. If meat is not yet fork tender, add a bit of water and continue cooking.
Cook until fat is rendered and the meat is browning in the melted fat, 10-15 minutes. Usually there is enough fat but if needed, add 1 TBS oil. When meat is brown and crisp, using a slotted spoon, lift out meat, drain and serve with tortillas, guacamole, lettuce and tomato.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
One of Cass Hawkins dinners.

 

 

 

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