Food

leftover carnitas "stock"

So I made Kenji's carnitas over the weekend, and have some leftover defatted "stock" from the roasting process (Side note: the recipe says you should get about 1/2 cup of stock to use in the salsa but I always wind up with 1-2 cups. I think my oven temp might be off slash I don't pack the pork in my baking dish well enough. Still comes out freaking delicious though). I made a double batch to freeze for Super Bowl prep, so now I've got a good 4 cups of stock - which is basically pork juice flavored with orange, cinnamon, garlic, onion and bay leaf. Its OK tasting on its own, kinda meaty/latin flavored broth, not too strong. It gelled up beautifully in the fridge.

Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on what else I could make with this? I know there is the obvious use in a soup/sauce/random dish in place of chicken stock, but wondering if anyone had any better ideas. I have never really cooked with pork stock before (or cook much pork in general), so looking for any suggestions you might have.


Talk is closed, but that doesn't mean the conversations have to stop!

Check out this post for a more thorough explanation, and jump onto our Facebook page or our Twitter feed to keep the conversations going!

Comments:

Comments are closed