Monday, March 23, 2009

Carnitas Tacos

Pulled Pork Tacos with Fresh Guacamole & Corn Salsa

Here we have some Pork Shoulder that was braised to perfection in White Wine, Cider Vinegar, Garlic, Onion, Cumin and Chili Powder for 2 hours. Once the meat was fork tender it was removed from the pan and pulled.

The braising liquid was drained and a little fresh garlic and onion was lightly browned in the same pan. The pulled pork was added back to the pan along with more Cumin, Chili Powder, Smoked Paprika, Adobo, Sriracha and Fresh Ground Pepper. That was let to simmer for about 15 minutes to really flavor the meat.

The Corn Salsa was simple. A little Corn mixed with pureed Fresh Tomato, Garlic, Salt & Pepper, Lime Juice and Cilantro. I then mixed in some fresh diced Onion to finish it off.

The Fresh Avocado was smashed and mixed with a little sour cream, salt and pepper. I like to use sour cream to make a nice creamy Guac. I originally had a vision of using Guacamole to stand up tacos on the plate for presentation. I think it worked well; Function as well as Flavor! They were pretty bangin'!

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