Thick Brush Stroke

Crispy  Pork Carnitas

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. 2. Add the pork, lard, water, garlic, bay leaves, cinnamon stick, black pepper, cumin, salt, and oregano to the Dutch oven. Use your hands or a citrus squeezer to juice the lime and orange into the Dutch oven. Then place the spent lime and orange halves in the Dutch oven, cover, and bake for 3 hours.

3. Remove the Dutch oven from the oven and set your broiler to high heat.

4. Transfer the pork to a large baking sheet and break it apart/shred it using two forks. Drizzle one cup of the cooking liquid atop the pork, toss to coat, and arrange it in a single layer.

5. Broil for 8-10 minutes until browned and crispy. Remove from oven, toss with more of the cooking liquid, and serve warm.

This delicious Mexican pork dish is simple to prepare, gluten-free, and can be served in a variety of ways.