Crispy Pork Carnitas Tacos with Avocado Crema

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Our one and only son leaves for college in a week, so he put in a request for a family dinner before he takes off.  When I asked him what he would like me to make, he didn’t hesitate for even a second before telling me Pork Tacos!  Ever since he was little, he has lived on Mexican food!  Some kids ask for hot dogs or macaroni and cheese as their comfort food, but his has always been burritos or tacos.

Our whole family got in on the fun last night as my sister is an excellent cook in her own right, my husband was helping with lighting  and my sister’s significant other, Michael, is another foodie and was my personal “food stylist” helping set up the shots and make my plate look beautiful.  He is also responsible for the “killer guacamole” that we quickly downed with our chips.  Hopefully I will be able to convince him to give up his recipe so that I can share it here one of these days.

A number of years ago, Bon Appetit ran a special on regional Mexican dishes and I found this recipe for Crispy Pork which is the foundation of my pork tacos.  The meat is so delicious that you really only need a little bit of thinly sliced cabbage, a bit of cilantro and a drizzle of avocado crema to complete this dish.  Serve with your sides of your favorite guacamole, salsa & chips.


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3 Responses to “Crispy Pork Carnitas Tacos with Avocado Crema”

  1. Peter Banis

    Wow, sounds like an awesome evening with some great food. I am still waiting for the details on the chicken ala vodka….LOL I hope your family had a good night and thanks to Jim he rubbed my nose in this.
    Thanks for the post.

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