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Trader Joe's Carnitas (Fully Cooked).... Pretty Damn Good Shortcut.

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Trader Joe's Carnitas (Fully Cooked).... Pretty Damn Good Shortcut.

Eat_Nopal | Dec 11, 2006 08:25 PM

Alright... I have purchased this very convenient, inexpensive ($4 for 1 pound) & high quality product a couple of times now... if you reheat it correctly it is quite a find.

What you want to do is... put it in a frying pan with some olive, peanut or pork fat... a few drops of water, cover it up... sear it to a browned exterior... then de-glaze with just about any combination of the following liquids: jalapeno vinegar, orange juice, tequila, soy sauce, or sherry.

The result is a perfectly browned, fall apart tender, earthy flavored, meat that is sharpened & focused with your choice of deglazing liquid.

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