Monday, March 12, 2007

Carnitas



I found this recipe originally at Alaska Cooks, but I'm posting it here too, so that I may never lose it. (I changed a few things.) Because it's that good. Great when you're sick of tacos, but want something with a mexican vibe. The meat is so unbelievably juicy and flavorful, but it's also very rich. Squeezing over a little lime makes it just right.

Carnitas

1,5 kg pork
2 tbsp neutral cooking oil
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp oregano
1 clove of garlic
200 ml coca cola
150 ml milk

Remove any visible fat or stringy bits from the pork, and cut it into a few smaller pieces. Heat the oven to 125°C. Mix the spices and the sugar on a plate, and roll the meat in this until well covered on all sides.

Heat the oil in a large pot, and fry the meat until browned on all sides. Cover with a lid and put in the oven, for about an hour. Then add the garlic, the milk and the coca cola, and let simmer for another hour. The meat should be extremely tender and easy to shred.

Remove the meat, and shred it. Put the pot back on the stove, heat the liquids and fry the meat shreds until all the liquid has evaporated and the meat is slightly crispy.

Serve with tortillas, chopped red onion, fresh coriander and lime wedges.

Recipe in Swedish:
Carnitas

5 comments:

Lena said...

Oj, va hungrig jag blev, det där såg riktigt mumsigt ut.

Nikka said...

Åh. Carnitas. Så otroligt gott. Jag åt fantastiska carnitas i LA för några år sedan. Minns smaken än :-)

phillyukgirl said...

Anne, this sounds weird and wonderful--milk and Coke??!! I'm going to trust you on this one and give it a try...

Cabriola said...

Fantastic blog !!

janelle said...

Milk and Coke, how funny! I love carnitas!