So, I have been really poorly this week, I think I just had too much action last weekend and my body is rebelling. Unfortunately for me, when i’m feeling under the weather I get an insatiable hankering for comfort food and this little bout has been no exception as I have effortlessly worked my way through – macaroni and cheese, fish and chips, baked beans and cheese on toast and a gigantic pizza. The odd green has slipped in here and there but overall it has been pretty shameful.
Despite the illness and subsequent weight gain, I have been having loads of fun this week watching ‘Fun For Louis’ Vlogs, I can’t believe I have only just discovered this, he has the most insane journeys around the globe and his laid back approach to travelling has me hooked, this week I watched a bit of Amazon trekking, a few days in Cairo and a whole load of New York – if this sounds like your scene then you need to check out his YouTube channel. Inspired by Louis, my recipe tonight will take you to Mexico with a dish I am pretty sure he would approve of called Carnitas.
Carnitas came about when I bought some discounted cubed pork and had a little Pinterest search to figure out what to do with it (I do realise that sentence sounds ridiculously boring following my low down on Louis but i’m sorry, discounted groceries are how I get my kicks these days.) I chose something that looked beyond yummy and required a chuck it in a pot and cook it for hours approach. This suited me as I was spending the day sorting out the garden and didn’t have much time to think about dinner.
Prepare to feel hungry when cooking this, seriously it smells outrageously good and giving it a stir every half hour or so just makes the wait even more painstaking but 100% worth it. You cook the meat for five hours until perfectly caramelised and falling apart, you then chuck it under a hot grill for a few minutes to make it nice and crispy, imagine Peking pork with less Peking and more Me-he-co. You can serve this however you like, I would imagine it would be lovely with plain boiled rice and some steamed green veggies but it was the weekend so I served mine in tortilla wraps with Mexican rice and all the trimmings.
Original recipe from A Family Feast, thank you for sharing this recipe with us, it’s awesome!