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REC: Greenmarket Carnitas to use for tacos, or burritos or over rice...
Joined: Mar 16, 2006
Posted to Thread #11520 at 11:09 pm on Jul 28, 2008
2 pounds smoked pork shank, rinsed
2 pounds fresh pork shank, rinsed
2 medium spanish onions, peeled and halved
2 cloves garlic, smashed
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 cups chicken broth
oil for greasing baking dish
2 jalapenos(or more to taste) seeded and finely diced
1 small spanish onion (or half a medium onion, chopped)
1. In a large stockpot, combine smoked pork shank, fresh pork shank, the 2 halved onions, garlic, cumin, oregano, cilantro, salt and pepper. Add chicken broth and just enough water to cover meat.
2. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low, and simmer until meat begins to fall off bone, l 1/2 to 2 hours.
3. Remove from heat, and let cool slightly. Reserve 1 cup cooking liquid, and transfer shanks to a large pan. Pull meat from bones, shredding some of it, but leaving some in chunks. Transfer meat to a bowl, discarding bones; moisten meat with some or all of reserved cooking liquid. (meat may be used at this point as a main dish with tortillas and beans on the side or as a topping for a salad.)
4. To make carnitas; heat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly oil a baking dish large enough to hold meat in a layer about 1 inch deep. Fold jalapenos and chopped onion into meat, and spread mixture in pan. Bake until surface begins to turn crispy in spots, 20 to 30 minutes. Use as a filling for tacos or burritos.
This recipe comes from the Austin-American Statesman sometime in June of 2005. My kids love it, and request it when they are coming home for a visit!
Other messages in this thread:
- 11520. ISO recipes to make ahead. - Amanda_Pennsylvania - 8:55pm on 07/28/08 (9)
- How about chicken? - Pat-NoCal - 9:06pm on 07/28/08
- Rec: Lasagne with Turkey Sausage - Pat-NoCal - 9:29pm on 07/28/08
- How about premade manicotti--just add marinara and pop in the oven [NT] - charlie - 10:32pm on 07/28/08
- Manicotti crossed my mind earlier too Charlie. Don't have a good recipe for it - Pat-NoCal - 11:33pm on 07/28/08
- Our family favorite has always been the riicotta and mozzarella filled manicotti [NT] - charlie - 12:45am on 07/29/08
- these Chicken Stuffed Shells posted by Pat are also a great do ahead. - AngAk - 2:13pm on 07/29/08
- REC: Greenmarket Carnitas to use for tacos, or burritos or over rice... - PatBastrop - 11:09pm on 07/28/08
- How about some Chicken Marbella? Pasta Raphael? Pasta with Puttanesca Sauce? - Dawn_MO - 8:09am on 07/29/08
- Thanks! All good options. Now I have to decide... [NT] - Amanda_Pennsylvania - 2:27pm on 07/30/08