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  1. #1
    notbob Guest

    Default Best carnitas, ever!

    I finally got a chance to do my carnitas recipe and it came out better than
    ever. This time I used 'hot New Mexico chile powder' which I found at the
    incredibly well stocked Safeway in Leadville. This time I let the meat,
    which had baked at 300F for 3.5 hrs in my orange lecruset, cool and I
    drained the juices and fat. I put the fat/juices in the fridge to chill
    overnight. This morning, I scraped off the chilled fat and pulled the pork
    and they both went back into the LC to cook down. I added juice from an
    orange and some fresh ground cumin. Oh joy!

    Will have soft-shell tacos this evening. I only wish I could find some good
    cilantro. The stuff at our local store looks great, but is all but
    flavorless. Looks like I'll have to try and grow some.

    nb

  2. #2
    Serene Vannoy Guest

    Default Re: Best carnitas, ever!

    notbob wrote:
    > I finally got a chance to do my carnitas recipe and it came out better than
    > ever. This time I used 'hot New Mexico chile powder' which I found at the
    > incredibly well stocked Safeway in Leadville. This time I let the meat,
    > which had baked at 300F for 3.5 hrs in my orange lecruset, cool and I
    > drained the juices and fat. I put the fat/juices in the fridge to chill
    > overnight. This morning, I scraped off the chilled fat and pulled the pork
    > and they both went back into the LC to cook down. I added juice from an
    > orange and some fresh ground cumin. Oh joy!


    That sounds really good.

    Serene

  3. #3
    Serene Vannoy Guest

    Default Re: Best carnitas, ever!

    notbob wrote:
    > I finally got a chance to do my carnitas recipe and it came out better than
    > ever. This time I used 'hot New Mexico chile powder' which I found at the
    > incredibly well stocked Safeway in Leadville. This time I let the meat,
    > which had baked at 300F for 3.5 hrs in my orange lecruset, cool and I
    > drained the juices and fat. I put the fat/juices in the fridge to chill
    > overnight. This morning, I scraped off the chilled fat and pulled the pork
    > and they both went back into the LC to cook down. I added juice from an
    > orange and some fresh ground cumin. Oh joy!


    That sounds really good.

    Serene

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    Karen Guest

    Default Re: Best carnitas, ever!

    On Jun 19, 6:16*am, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    > Will have soft-shell tacos this evening. *I only wish I could find somegood
    > cilantro. *The stuff at our local store looks great, but is all but
    > flavorless. *Looks like I'll have to try and grow some.


    Maybe you got flat leaf parsley instead of cilantro at the store? I've
    done that before by mistake.

    Karen

  5. #5
    Karen Guest

    Default Re: Best carnitas, ever!

    On Jun 19, 6:16*am, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    > Will have soft-shell tacos this evening. *I only wish I could find somegood
    > cilantro. *The stuff at our local store looks great, but is all but
    > flavorless. *Looks like I'll have to try and grow some.


    Maybe you got flat leaf parsley instead of cilantro at the store? I've
    done that before by mistake.

    Karen

  6. #6
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Best carnitas, ever!

    On 2008-06-19, Karen <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Maybe you got flat leaf parsley instead of cilantro at the store? I've
    > done that before by mistake.


    I suspected just that, but each bunch was banded and labeled cilantro. I
    think they may have been hydroponically grown. Very moist and full, but
    nearly tasteless, as if too much water.

    nb

  7. #7
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Best carnitas, ever!

    On 2008-06-19, Karen <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Maybe you got flat leaf parsley instead of cilantro at the store? I've
    > done that before by mistake.


    I suspected just that, but each bunch was banded and labeled cilantro. I
    think they may have been hydroponically grown. Very moist and full, but
    nearly tasteless, as if too much water.

    nb

  8. #8
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Best carnitas, ever!

    notbob wrote:

    > I suspected just that, but each bunch was banded and labeled cilantro. I
    > think they may have been hydroponically grown. Very moist and full, but
    > nearly tasteless, as if too much water.


    Yeah, but did it taste like soap?

    --
    Blinky T. "does glass flow?" Shark


  9. #9
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Best carnitas, ever!

    notbob wrote:

    > I suspected just that, but each bunch was banded and labeled cilantro. I
    > think they may have been hydroponically grown. Very moist and full, but
    > nearly tasteless, as if too much water.


    Yeah, but did it taste like soap?

    --
    Blinky T. "does glass flow?" Shark


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