Another great idea for using freshly made or leftover pork roast are these Mexican treats called carnitas. Carnitas is a Mexican dish made out of heavily marbled cuts pork which is slowly braised or roasted in long periods yielding a very tender meat. The word carnitas when translated means “little meats” and it describes the meat being pulled prior to serving. Usually carnitas is served as an ingredient in tacos, fajitas, burritos and tamales served with a multitude of garnishes such as salsa, vegetables, beans and guacamole to name some. Having said that this dish can also be consumed on its own paired with rice or beans.
For today’s pork leftover series we will be making some carnitas in a pocket pita alongside with some Asian flavours like sweet chilli and spring onions, all I can say is that the result was phenomenal.
pita pockets or flour tortillas
Ingredients (Sauces and Condiments)
Red onion, chopped
Spring onions, chopped
Red tomatoes, chopped
Sweet chilli sauce
1. Thinly slice or pull your pork roast then set aside.
2. Prepare and heat the pita pocket or tortillas, fill with pork carnitas, red onions, spring onions, tomatoes, mayonnaise and sweet chilli sauce. Serve.