Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Fried Pork!!!

Oh Yum!

I took some of the leftover roast pork from the other night and made
Cilantro & Lime Carnitas Tacos.

So great.

Take the roast pork and clean it up; get rid of excess fat or any connective bits. Tear the pork into shreds or large chunks. In a medium sauce pan, heat olive oil over high heat. When hot, add a handful of the pork and saute, stirring to coat with the oil. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Allow the pork to sit for a minute, so it gets a little crispy. Add two diced shallots, cook for two minutes. Add the zest and juice from one lime, toss in one or two tablespoons of chopped cilantro. Stir to incorporate. Serve into taco shells or tortillas. Alternatively, serve with rice and/or beans. I had some roasted red peppers I'll be using tomorrow, so I added a few pieces.

Sizzling pork bits. There is just something so great about a fried piece of roast pork; chewy and savory. Yum. I still have more pork and look forward to using it up in the next few days. I'm very happy with this. We got to have carnitas in Puerto Rico and this rates right up there!

1 comment:

Dancer in DC said...

Really simple, and yet very tasty. The lean pork didn't taste at all greasy and mixed wonderfully with the spices.