Citrus Carnitas

Could Supersede Bacon as Your Favorite Use of Pig

Preparation info
  • Serves

    8 to 12

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      10 min

Appears in
Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2011

  • About

The cooking part of this recipe takes about two to three hours, but at the end of that waiting period, you will be rewarded with caramel-brown, salty-tart, crispy pork that practically falls apart when you look at it. Isn’t that worth a few hours of bubbling atop the stove? And the seasonings! The cumin is rich and earthy, the cayenne adds just the right bite, and the citrus juice creates a deep, layered flavor while it slyly tenderizes the meat.