Juicy, Succulent & Moist
I’ve had limited experience with authentic Mexican food/cooking. My experience has been limited to probably tex-mex cuisine and that too most of it in India. I’ve made some dishes myself like my Keto chilli con carne and my Keto tortilla/nacho recipe. However I can’t say I’ve had the pleasure of eating the real deal. This of course wasn’t going to stop me from making more Mexican dishes. On the menu today are pork Carnitas.
Pork Carnitas are basically a slow cooked Mexican pulled pork. Carnitas the word itself means ‘little meats’. So this is normally had in a tortilla or a taco or something. We have a great Keto naan recipe that would be perfect to stuff with this delicious pulled pork. As I was doing my research I learned that most of the time the pork is cooked in lard (like submerged in lard) along with Mexican coca-cola and condensed milk. This is far from Keto friendly and so I found inspiration from Chef John of Foodwishes.com who had a different take on pork Carnitas. So taking inspiration from his recipe I made the HK Keto Pork Carnitas.
In the original recipe an orange was used which I replaced in my first trial with a Sweet Lemon and finally in this video with lemon. Now truth be told you could use the orange or the sweet lime since it’s just the juice, 1 fruit and the rind. It will definitely up the carbs by about 9-10grams perhaps but over the number of servings it will not really do anything to you being in Keto. So it’s a choice you need to make but it’s definitely do able.
This is one of those recipes where I don’t calculate the macros because the other ingredients are really inconsequential. Essentially this is a pork shoulder. Weigh your portion out on the scale when eating and just use a generic listing for a cooked pulled pork. It’s pretty straight forward. Pork is definitely one of my choice meats on Keto as it has a really good amount of fat.