Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Simple Orange Jalapeno Carnitas x Jay

Jay and I go back to the high school art classes before I even knew you could get paid for a creative position. Nowadays, amongst other things, he's a DJ at the Turntable Lab in the East Village of NYC. 

He's provided us with some Mexican food recipe--if you know me, you ALREADY know about the lack of good Mexican food here in NYC! 

Gracias Jay!

This recipe came about from the lack of good Mexican food in NYC... figured I had to just make it myself! This is a modified version of a simple carnitas recipe:

Simple Orange Jalapeno Carnitas

Pork Shoulder
Orange Juice  (or Orange Soda - thanks John)
Jalapeno (sliced)
1 Lime

Chop up the Pork Shoulder into large chunks and season the pieces with Salt + Cumin to taste.  Spread them out evenly in a medium size pan  and mix in the slices of 1 Jalapeno (more or less depending how spicy you like it). Pour 1 cup of water and Orange Juice into the pan, just enough to cover the meat, and simmer on low heat for 3 hours. Now the meat should be fork tender, turn up the heat, reduce the juice, and fry till it's crispy as you like it. Use in tacos, burritos, etc.

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