• 10/4 Nat'l Taco day - 3

    From Dave Drum@1:18/200 to All on Tue Oct 3 17:38:24 2023
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    Title: Tacos de Carnitas
    Categories: Pork, Vegetables, Herbs, Chilies, Citrus
    Yield: 7 Servings

    3 lb Pork shoulder
    7 Strips orange zest
    5 cl Garlic; minced
    1 lg Onion; chopped
    Fine chopped onion; garnish
    1 1/4 ts Crushed red pepper flakes
    1 (1") Mexican canela cinnamon
    - stick
    2 Bay leaves
    1 1/2 ts Crushed, dried oregano
    - leaves
    1 1/2 ts Kosher salt; more to taste
    1/4 ts Ground cloves
    24 sm Corn tortilla shells; for
    - serving, warmed
    Chopped cilantro; garnish
    Salsa; garnish

    Trim any thick fat from surface of pork. Cut meat in 1"
    cubes, discarding any that are pure fat. Put pork in a
    large pot. Add enough water to cover by 2 inches, orange
    zest, garlic, chopped onion, red pepper flakes,
    cinnamon, bay leaves, oregano, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and
    the cloves.

    Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Skim off any
    scum that forms on surface. Simmer uncovered for 1 1/2
    hours, until pork is very soft; add water if necessary
    to keep meat submerged. Season with salt, then continue
    to cook until water has evaporated, about 30 minutes.
    Cook a little longer to fry meat slightly; cook even
    longer if you prefer crisper meat. Stir often and add a
    bit of water if meat sticks or seems about to burn.

    UDD NOTE: I highly recommend that you bring the pork to
    a boil, reduce to a simmer and skim the scum BEFORE
    adding the other ingredients. Otherwise all of the
    ingredients that float will mix with the scum and be
    skimmed out along with the scum and the dish will be
    largely under-seasoned.

    Remove bay leaves and cinnamon stick. Spoon a few
    tablespoons of carnitas onto each tortilla. Top each
    taco with cilantro, finely chopped onion and salsa.


    By Kim Severson

    YIELD: 6 to 8 servings

    RECIPE FROM: https://cooking.nytimes.com

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