Lots of little mom and pop taco stands serve carnitas on the weekends. The name simply means “little meats” and they are considered an affordable indulgence. The milk added in the last stage of cooking gives each piece of meat a scrumptiously crisp crust. Carnitas can be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch, and dinner or eaten as a snack. They are a great dish to pair with an excellent salsa.
A frost cold bottle of beer is the best accompaniment for Pork Carnitas. In fact, any friends or family that you invite to your carnita feast will happily provide the beer, since you are providing the main dish! My favorite is Mexican beer is Bohemia, but Dos Equis or Corona would certainly be a successful pairing.
Raising Free Range Chickens Now that we have chickens, we have the occasional unwanted rooster. FYI city folk: there really is no practical way you can neuter a rooster. No surgery, except for life removal. But once that’s done, it’s time for a chicken dinner. Roosters are different than the plump white chickens neatly wrapped […]
Quail for Special Occasions Quail on the table are a sign of plentitude and good rain here at the ranch. Other than venison, our land doesn’t naturally provide that much food that we can brag about. But quail is the pride and joy of any special occasion at our table. Farm raised quail are at […]
Making Authentic Ceviche I always wondered about the Peruvian claim to the origin of ceviche, a marinated seafood cocktail. In our part of the Gulf of Mexico, ceviche is always made with either lime juice, sour orange juice, or vinegar, all of which are products of the Old World. I wondered if the original recipe […]