Carnitas, literally meaning "little meats" originated in the state of Michoacán. Carnitas is traditionally braised or simmered in its fat; here we cover the meat until liquid runs dry and the pork starts to cook it is own fat. The pork is tucked into warm corn tortillas and topped with white onion, coriander, a squeeze of lime and a roasted green jalapeno emulsion - this is a thing of beauty!
If there is skin on the shoulder, remove that and any major lumps of fat, some fat is good so don’t over trim.
Cut the meat into 4cm cubes.
Place them in a wide saucepan and cover with water by 1 cm.
Add the lime juice and salt.
Partially cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat, let simmer until the liquid has simmered away and it begins to fry in the remaining fat. This should take approx — 3 hours with a similar amount of meat.
Then reduce the heat and remove the cover, stir the meat until browned and crisp in places.
Remove any big lumps of fat or gristle that present themselves.
Taste and season, it should be just right and very delicious.
Making the Tacos
Griddle the tortillas on both sides until warm and browned in places but still soft, place them in the Tortilla Warmer as you go, stacking them inside.
We operate to a 3 working day turn around time - e.g. order on Monday received on Wednesday UK mainland. Order on Thursday by 15:00 for Friday delivery (except tortillas by case and larger amounts). Orders without tortillas can move faster as tortillas are made fresh to order.
Order by Friday 15:30 for Saturday delivery.
Last minute BBQ? Saturday cocktails? We have you covered!
Delivery to France/ Denmark/ Netherlands is now available through the website. We will be using FedEx and costs have increased slightly, along with delivery times. It is possible you will also receive a duty and tax invoice from customs, we are yet to find an exact science to this but so far a few of our customers have been receiving charges that almost double their order. We will be experimenting week by week with other countries in Europe. If you wish to place an order to Europe please contact us directly and we can arrange.
Deliveries to Italy we can't facilitate currently. We have experienced many product restrictions and hefty government charges.