I know in some of my previous posts I have said how much I like Mexican food, and pork. In my youth, I was not really an adventurous eater. Once I hit my teens, I started trying different things.
After I had left home for college, I started eating at a well known Mexican cantina on the south side of Reno. That is where I first tasted Carnitas. It was awesome! So much porky flavor concentrated in each bite!
Since then, I have tried them at other restaurants. They are all a tiny bit different from each other, but still delicious. My recipe is pretty basic. The use of OJ gives the pork a subtle sweetness. You may find other recipes that use lime juice or broth or stock. I will leave that decision up to you. I have found simmering the meat and then frying it makes it very tender. To shred it, all you need to do is apply a little pressure with a fork.