If you love Mexican food, then you need to make the Best Pork Carnitas! They are so simple to throw together and more delicious than what you might find at the taqueria.
If I had to pick my favorite type of food, when it comes right down to it, it would have to be Mexican cuisine. I do enjoy so many types of food, but the fresh flavors of the salsas, onions and avocado, homemade refried beans and I could just go on and on. I love it.
Living in Southern California for over thirty years gave me countless opportunities to enjoy Mexican cuisine. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo every year on May 5th was always a tradition. We would usually go out for dinner on this festive night, but this year, with the outbreak of the Swine Flu or excuse me the H1N1 Influenza A virus (which is what they want us to call it now and that really rolls off the tongue right, sheesh), I am not too keen on having other people prepare my meals. I'll make my own dinner right here at home thank you.
Anyway, this meant I needed to make my own carnitas I knew would taste good and be easy to prepare. And just like that (with a little bit of tweaking), The Best Pork Carnitas came to life.
While the carnitas were cooking, my oldest son kept asking me what I was making and when was it going to be done. It smelled delicious and was spot on in taste. The meat was so tender it literally melted in my mouth.
A big batch of this for a crowd would disappear quickly, it's addictive when topped with green salsa, avocado, onions and wrapped up in a warm tortilla. To die for...let's make it....
Here's what you will need: Boneless pork shoulder, garlic, olive oil, fresh orange juice, milk, cilantro, red onion, lime wedges, cilantro, avocado, white corn tortillas, salt and pepper.
In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, combine pork, garlic and 8 cups water; season with salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook covered for 45 minutes. Drain well.
In a large nonstick skillet (or the same Dutch oven) heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add pork, 1/2 cup fresh orange juice and 1/2 cup milk and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid has evaporated and pork has browned, 8 to 12 minutes. The pork will start browning after liquid has evaporated. Season well with salt and pepper.
Serve carnitas in tortillas with cilantro, onion, avocado, green salsa and squeeze some lime juice over the meat.
These are mouthwatering.
Excuse me while I have a bite.
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The Best Pork Carnitas
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The Best Pork Carnitas