Ok, I've been getting really hungry for carnitas lately, and since steak and other beef cuts are so expensive these days ($8 a pound for skirt at my admittedly not inexpensive grocery store in Brooklyn, NY) I figured I'd try something a little cheaper.
So, I bought a 6 pound pork shoulder for $6.89, tossed it in a pot, covered it with water, added a few garlic cloves, and turned on the gas. After about 6-7 hours of cooking, there was a gorgeous pile of stewed pork meat in the bottom of a fatty pork broth.
Not sure if this is true carnitas, or the Cuban "pernil" or what, but it sure looks good. Now, I'm going to take out the meat, and maybe toss it with some cilantro and lime juice.
Anyone do the same type of thing? How do you serve it?