Sunday, July 7, 2013

Birthday Carnitas

Len made carnitas for James at school and it turned out so gooooood!  Since it's Antoinettte's birthday, we are making them today.  So simple.  Minimal ingredients for gluten and milk free people.

We are serving them with tortillas, Len's homemade guacamole, refried pinto beans, whole black beans, sour cream, sliced cucumbers, and rice.  Bub will even get vegan sour cream!

Preheat oven to 375.

5 lb bone in pork shoulder cut into slabs
2 teaspoons salt

Cut the pork slabs in half.  Arrange in an even layer in two 13x9 pans.  Salt liberally on both sides. Put 1/3 cup of water in each pan.  Cover tightly with foil.  Bake for one hour.

Remove from oven.  Bump up the heat to 450.  Remove the foil from the pans.  They look anemic at this point.  

Return to oven uncovered for 30 minutes.  After 30 minutes, the moisture should be cooked away.  Take each pan out and turn the meat.  Do this every 8 minutes until the meat is browned and lovely!

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