But why do I recipe I've already tried? Boooooring.
Pork Carnitas, minus the lard
Pork loin roast
4 garlic cloves, cut into slivers
2 tbsp mole sauce
3/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock
1 can dice tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel)
This recipe required a little "night before" prep. I know, I know, how sophisticated and prepared of me! I browned the pork on all sides in a pan.
It's at this point in the story that things got a little scary in the itty bitty kitchen. The various recipes I was improvising upon suggested I place holes in the raw pork with a knife, and then insert the raw garlic slivers into the pork....
Wait. What? You want me to do what with the pork? Being the good sport that I am, I took a deep breath and told Matthew to take a picture.
Note the massive amount of garlic.
I rubbed salt, cumin and maybe a little chili powder on the pork and wrapped it in saran wrap and threw it in the fridge. I then eagerly washed my hands...about 4 times.
The next morning at precisely 8:15, I threw the pork in the crock pot with the remaining ingredients.
8 hours later our apartment smelled like Chipotle, so I decided to shred the pork. I put it on tortillas and served. Then I forgot to take a picture.
Ooops. It was really good.
To distract you from my error, I give you a wedding picture.
Isn't Matt's sister the cutest?
Photo by Samantha Meyer of Samantha Meyer Photography.
Tonight's dinner is still digesting in my belly, more to come...