I made "carnitas" today for company tomorrow. I put carnitas in quotes as it is not exactly traditional (cooked in lard). Basically, I braised pork shoulder with chipotles, lime juice, cilantro, cumin, onion, garlic, Mexican oregano, bay leaf, etc. I did this because we are going to an event and I wouldn't have time to do it on the spot. My question is, would it be better to reheat this by:
1) Spreading it out on a sheet pan with a little of the liquid left from cooking under the broiler
2) Reheating it slowly using a double boiler method.
1) would mean some char (though since it is kind of wet, maybe not too much) and 2) would keep it from getting dried out/overcooked due to it being a gentle heat.
Edit: I read online to reheat carnitas in a cast iron skillet in some oil, so that might also be a good option.
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