Monday, February 18, 2013

Carnitas Tacos

I recently made my authentic Latino carnitas tacos, (pork meat tacos) and, while it may have taken me all day to cook the pork and cut up all my taco toppings and make a fresh spicy salsa, the meal at the end of the day and for a few days to follow is just worth every minute it took it cook and prepare. It has always been a tradition to add a few more things to cooking then the average store bought items. Add love, and the feel of the salsa music bumping from the speakers. It sounds funny, I know. But trust me, add some good music and love to your meal and it will be tasting extra delicious.

 I use organic vegetables and meat, and find my spices needed for the pork at my local Latino food store. Cooking my pork anywhere from 5-8 hours is what makes it so tender and juicy.

While my pork is cooking, I chop up my toppings such as radish, cabbage, lettuce, cheese, avocado, and what ever else is needed, and place it all in plastic containers in the fridge for later use. I DO make sure to put all the avocado seeds inside the plastic container with the avocado to help it not go brown and stay looking green and delicious.

 Once the pork is cooked, I place the pork in the oven with the broiler on to get it nice and crispy. I always make sure to season and add spices as I go. Cooking the meat so long can cook out all the flavor and drain it into the juices.

It took me a total of 6 hours to cook this batch of meat, and 15 minutes in the oven under the broiler to get this crispy look. It took me about 40 minutes to cut up all the salsa ingredients and make it, and about 15 minutes to cut up the other taco toppings.  It was well worth the time and energy it took to make and then enjoy with my family. Here is the finished product on my lap as I get ready to enjoy. :)

Adding spices and seasonings as I go seem to leave my pork with so much more flavor. If you are interested in the recipes I used to make my tacos, stay tuned to my blog and what I am up to. I am working on my GTG easy to cook recipe book filled with some of my easiest and most delicious meals, snacks, and desserts.

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