Juanita from Juanita's Kitchen talks us through her deliciously moist and tender pork carnitas.
A note from Juanita about this recipe:
Sometimes the bestrecipes come about by me "experimenting".
Early one morning I knew I had a really busy day scheduled so I wanted to get dinner organised while I had time.
I had a large pork shoulder in the fridge waiting to be roasted but decided that the slow cooker was the better way to go.
While drinking my coffee I rubbed my shoulder (the pork not mine) with Noccas and threw another tablespoon full of Noccas in the bottom of the slow cooker along with the pork.
Before I put the lid on I thought I had perhaps better put some liquid in as well to keep it moist, previously I have used a can of coke or a can of beer, both options were delicious but I am currently sugar free so I wanted something a little different .
Looking around the kitchen I spotted the halfempty coffee plunger ...... " ah ha!" ..... (yep the light bulb went on in my head) and you guessed it ... I added 1 cup of extremely strong unsweetened GOOD black coffee, ithas to be reallygood coffee (like when cooking with wine, if you won't drink it don't use it in your cooking).
I popped the lid on, set the slow cooker on low, 8 hours later pulled the very tender and juicy pork apart with two forks. This pork is amazing served in La Tortillerias tortillas with a little freshly chopped onion , coriander and some of our Chipotle Salsa or Tomatillo Salsa.