10.06.15

DELICIOUS CARNITAS TACOS

at least once a week i go over to my dear friend victoria’s house (sfgirlbybay) for some friend hangout time where we usually have wine, netflix and luckily for me she makes dinner! we often have tacos of some kind, but these carnitas tacos are my favorite. SO GOOD. i thought i’d share the recipe for her salsa and the carnitas….

Carnitas
recipe from this amazing Mexico cookbook
ingredients:
• 1 cup vegetable oil
• 31/4 lb pork loin, cut into bite-size pieces
• 1/2 onion
• 1 cup milk
• 1 small bunch aromatic herbs
• thinly pared zest of 1 orange
• sea salt and pepper
• flour tortillas
• salsa (recipe below!)

• heat the oil in a saucepan. add the mean and onion and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 8 minutes, until evenly browned.

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• remove the onion. pour in the milk and 1/2 cup water, add the herbs and orange zest and season with salt and pepper. reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 hours or until the liquid has evaporated.

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• remove the meat from the pan and serve immediately with warm flour tortillas and salsa…

Victoria’s Salsa

• 3 Large Tomatoes
• 1 Large Lime
• 2 Tablespoons chopped Red Onion
• 1 Teaspoon of chopped Jalapeño
• Handful of fresh Cilantro
• Coarse See Salt & Pepper to taste

• put all ingredients in a food processor and blend to consistency you like best. i go pretty smooth!

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photos by: ivan solis
thanks for sharing, victoria!

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    Gabriella says:

    YUM. And now I’d like to start my day with carnitas tacos. Glad you shared the recipe!

    g.

    Appreciation to my father who shared with me concerning this weblog, this website is truly amazing.

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