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Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida Pork Recipe

Carnitas

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Pork-2011
Ingredients
Amount Ingredient
3 pounds pork (shoulder or butt)
5 cloves garlic, peeled
1 bay leaf (laurel)
1 onion, peeled and quartered
3 cups orange juice
  broth to cover meat
  lard or oil for frying
  salt and pepper to taste
2 red bell peppers, sliced
2 green bell peppers, sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
1 yellow squash, sliced

Preparation
In a large saucepan, brown the pork on both sides. Carefully add in the orange juice, then add broth to cover meat. Add in garlic, bay leaf and the onion. Bring the liquid to a boil then turn it down to a simmer for 2 1/2 hours. Remove pork from liquid and pull apart into chunks, discard any excess fat or bones. Lightly salt pork chunks. Heat oil in a large frying pan and fry the pork chunks for 2-3 minutes until brown and crispy on the outside. Add peppers, zucchini and squash and continue cooking until vegetables are crisp tender. Serve immediately with your favorite side dish.

Yield
4 to 6 servings

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