This variation on pulled pork highlights flavors from Mexico, with a touch of the Yucatán. The tart flavor of the tomatillos balances the earthy, slightly smoky achiote spice; the sweet-sour orange juice balances the spicy jalapeños. They all merge with the richness of the pork shoulder to make something really delicious and laid-back. This spicy pulled pork is great on toasted French or ciabatta rolls, served with pickled red onions, or piled in warmed tortillas topped with queso fresco and chopped cilantro.
What to buy: Achiote Rojo is a type of recado rojo, the Yucatecan spice mixture of annatto, Mexican oregano, spices, garlic, and salt. Buy it from a well-stocked Mexican market (we used the El Mexicano brand), or make your own recado rojo.
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