Sunday, June 28, 2009

Saturday burritos

I have no idea how long it's been since I did burritos. Yesterday the craving hit and we were able to find some reasonable looking (and not extortionately priced) flour tortillas.

The carnitas: boil 2-4cm chunks of pork shoulder in water with onion, bay leaf, clove, crushed allspice, and some salt until the pork is fork-tender. Let it cool in the broth. Just before serving, cut the pork into small pieces and cook it over high heat in peanut oil until nicely browned.

The black beans: soak dried black beans for a few hours then cook them in water with bacon and onion.

The salsa: my standard chipotle salsa (chipotles, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, lime, blended together).

The burritos: rice, carnitas, beans, salsa, corn, feta cheese. Wouldn't have been bad to have some sour cream as well, but we forgot to buy some. Guacamole is, of course, not really an option.

Aside: This triggered two "should make soon" thoughts: the pork made me think of rillets and after having the salsa, I now want the fried plantains!

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