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Famous Old Town Carnitas with Naga Serpent Salsa

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Servings:4-6
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

These spicy carnitas are a party food favorite.

Ingredients

  • For the Carnitas:
  • 5 lbs. Pork "cushion"
  • 5 lbs. Lard
  • 4 tsp. Salt
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium orange
  • For the Salsa:
  • 1 cup of Naga Chiles
  • 1 cup of Serrano Chiles
  • 1 cup of fresh tomatillo
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion
  • Add salt to taste
  • For the salsa:
  • 1 cup of Naga Chiles
  • 1 cup of Serrano Chiles
  • 1 cup of fresh tomatillo
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion
  • Add salt to taste
  • Cooking Directions

    Place the lard in a medium size pot over medium heat. Once all of the lard is melted add the Pork "cushion", salt, bay leaves, garlic cloves. Cut the orange, squeeze it and add to the pot. Cook for approximately two hours or until Pork shreds easily.

    On low heat add Naga Chiles, Serrano Chiles and fresh tomatillos into a sauce pan and cook for approximately 10 minutes. Add garlic cloves, onion and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend for 2 minutes.

    For the salsa:

    On low heat add Naga Chiles, Serrano Chiles and fresh tomatillos into a sauce pan and cook for approximately 10 minutes. Add garlic cloves, onion and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend for 2 minutes.

    Cook's note: Enjoy over Carnitas, fresh handmade tortillas and a Mexican beer

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Courtesy of Lehn Goetz

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: pork, lard, tomatillos, chilies, onion


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