When you’ve gone to your favorite Mexican restaurant and ordered the usual #2 dinner combo, did you ever think about looking around the menu for another selection? One selection available in many Mexican restaurants is carnitas.
Carnitas means “little meats” in Spanish. They are bite-sized pieces of meat, usually pork,
that have been grilled or fried and then braised in a spicy broth. The meat used comes from sliced or cubed Boston butt or picnic ham. The cuts of meat are heavily seasoned before being fried or grilled. The seasoning often used are chili powder, garlic, cumin, onion, oregano, coriander, cinnamon, marjoram, thyme, and/or bay leaf.
16 January, 2013