Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Update: Cinco de Mayo

As previously posted, I planned to make Food Network's Pork Carnitas for Cinco de Mayo. See the post here. Well, I did make them and they were absolutely delicious. I think I only made one substitution in the recipe and a couple of changes to the process.

Instead of the fresh chiles, which I couldn't find at my store, I used a small can of diced green chiles. And where it says to microwave the garlic and chiles to soften, I just skipped that step. So you basically throw everything in the food processor for the sauce and reduce it down with chicken broth.

I suggest making the sauce the night before, so in the morning all you have to do is cut up the pork shoulder into big chunks and pour over the sauce. I also cooked it on low for 8 hours instead of on high for 5 hours. Hope you'll try this recipe and enjoy it. They were a little spicy, but not overwhelming.

I also made a big batch of fresh guac to go along with the tacos.

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