Carnitas

Discussion in 'Pork' started by scubadoo97, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    I took the trimmings from the spare ribs I made yesterday and crisped them up in a skillet. Toasted some corn tortillas, spread a little chipotle puree on the tortilla and topped with some guacamole, cabbage, green onions, jalapeno and cilantro.
     
  2. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thats some good looking stuff there.nice idea
     
  3. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    That looks yummy! A little crushed pineapple in them tastes pretty good too.
     
  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good. I could have that for breakfast.
     
  5. Always wanted to try some carnitas on the grill/smoked. They/we sell them around here in the meat department, labeled as such (carnitas). Can't believe I work for HEB, and have never thrown any of these on.

    Looks like some delicious tacos! Great topping/condiment idea there.
     
  6. cruizer

    cruizer Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Very tasty lookin for shur![​IMG]
     
  7. oregonsmoker

    oregonsmoker Fire Starter

    Those look fantastic!!! My wife and I are major taco junkies those look like their right up our alley! Nice job!
     
  8. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great idea! Those look really good.
    Did you make your own chipotles or was it from a can? I plan on smoking my own this summer, just need a good adobo sauce recipe.
    Points for a great idea, that's one going on the to-do list.
     
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man, that is a great looking pile of carnitas you've got going on. Are you sure you're not from the SouthWest, Your taste buds are pointing in that direction. It's all good, thanks for sharing my friend.
     
  10. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    I used canned chipotle and blend them up with a stick blender. One of my favorite ways to make them is to blend a couple of cans with a block of guava paste. You only get a hint of guava and a little sweetness as the chipotles are so strong but it works really well.

    I have made them myself with dried chipotle but it takes a while to clean them and soak them. I've been thinking of smoking some jalapenos and really making my own now that I have a smoker.
     
  11. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    Chipotle dude. I like that!

    From the south not southwest. I have family in Mexico City and they eat a lot of chipotle. I will bring back bags of moritas when I visit in Mexico. I'm sure you know of moritas. Smaller than the smoke jalapeno. Little red chiles that are smoke. I find them a little spicier than the larger smoked jalapenos.
     
  12. mgwerks

    mgwerks Smoking Fanatic

    Looks tasty. I was going to post my carnitas thread here, but right before I did I saw yours. Mine is different, but I guess there' sno need for two posts about carnitas right now.

    Keep on cookin!
     
  13. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    Mgwerks, love to see your carnitas. Like two post on the same topic is uncommon here[​IMG] We learn for each other. Bring it on.
     
  14. vtanker

    vtanker Meat Mopper

    OH MAN! That looks good. I love carnitas. Did you fry them in the pan with oil? How did you crisp up the meat. Looks great!
     
  15. mgwerks

    mgwerks Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks! That's very gracious. Here's the link to my post on carnitas.
     
  16. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    I added no oil. I let the little bit of pork fat work for me.
     
  17. maker4life

    maker4life Fire Starter

    Looks mighty fine .
     
  18. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That is a great idea!! Good job!
     
  19. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice...looks mighty tasty!
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