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Carnitas Tacos

Try Mark's delicious tacos!

Ingredients

  • Pork

  • Pork neck [2 kilos]

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • ¼ cup salt

  • Salsa

  • 2 serrano chillies (whorishly red, bullet shaped, finger thick, chilli’s) no stems

  • 1 large red onion, peeled and quartered

  • 1 large can whole peeled tomatoes, tomatoes only, no juice [use strainer]

  • 1 bunch coriander - stem ok, no roots, very clean.

  • Juice of 1 lemon, ½ if it is extra juicy.

  • Big pinch of sea salt, less if using regular salt.

  • Taco salad on table (for tacos)

  • ½  Raw red cabbage

  • 1 bunch coriander

  • 4 Chopped tomatoes

  • Sour cream and salsa

  • Tacos

  • 16 corn tortillas (2 per plate)

Method

  • Pork:

  • 1.

    Cover pork with combo of ¼ cup sugar and ¼ cup salt by hand.

  • 2.

    Cover, refrigerate and cure pork overnight.

  • 3.

    Next day (approximately 1pm) – brush off excess salt and sugar.

  • 4.

    Put the pork in a conventional oven on 120 degrees and baste every hour for six hours.

  • 5.

    Remove from oven, cover with foil and rest for 1 hour.

  • Salsa:

  • 1.

    Chop up chillies in Cuisinart

  • 2.

    Add onion, chop again and scrape down,

  • 3.

    Add tomatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, salt and pulse again until it is the consistency you want, longer for juicier, shorter for chunkier.

  • Taco salad on table (for tacos):

  • 1.

    Finely slice cabbage, clean and dice cilantro.

  • 2.

    Arrange all ingredients decoratively on a platter.

  • Tacos:

  • 1.

    Heat 16 tortillas

  • 2.

    Pull the pork

  • 3.

    Ready to serve

  • 4.

    Serving suggestion: make your own tacos

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