This is the type of dish that goes perfectly with a chilly autumn day or a frosty winter afternoon. Braise them a day ahead and the flavor will deepen overnight in the refrigerator.
Carnitas means “little meats.” Simple in technique yet complex in flavor, this is a recipe even a beginner can try with confidence. It uses the pork shoulder, which after slow cooking pulls into a thousand succulent little shreds. Delicious!
Delightfully salty and lemony, this dish uses dark meat from the chicken, which is best suited for braises. Be sure to use bone-in thighs for outstanding flavor.