Papa’s Sous Vide Carnitas

My dad loves experimenting with sous vide cooking. His sous vide carnitas are cooked for 24H then broiled for a bit to get a nice crisp for tacos!

Papa's Sous Vide Carnitas - My dad loves experimenting with sous vide cooking. His sous vide carnitas are cooked for 24H then broiled for a bit to get a nice crisp for tacos and the mexican celebration of Cinco de Mayo!

My dad, or as I call him my papa, likes to cook. Recently he has been experimenting with his ANOVA Sous Vide and has made some delicious steaks, chicken, brisket, and a week or two ago, pork shoulder sous vide CARNITAS!




When he made them I asked if I could photograph his meal because I wanted to practice. My previous attempt at photographing tortilla wrapped food was an utter disaster – my family’s favourite fajita recipe has yet to be put on the blog for this reason and along with it all the sad faces in the world!

Papa's Sous Vide Carnitas - My dad loves experimenting with sous vide cooking. His sous vide carnitas are cooked for 24H then broiled for a bit to get a nice crisp for tacos and the mexican celebration of Cinco de Mayo!

But not to worry, my photography skills are getting better! Hopefully I make those fajitas again soon to share with you all!




These carnitas though! My papa’s go to resource for all things sous vide is Serious Eats managing culinary director: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt. Heard of him before?! Yep, I think I’ve mentioned him and his book The Food Lab many times, I guess it’s the scientist in me that likes his methodological way to test and explain the ingredients and directions of a recipe.

Papa's Sous Vide Carnitas - My dad loves experimenting with sous vide cooking. His sous vide carnitas are cooked for 24H then broiled for a bit to get a nice crisp for tacos and the mexican celebration of Cinco de Mayo!




Because I did not cook this recipe, I’m sending you all over to Serious Eats for the recipe in the link below!

SOUS VIDE CARNITAS FOR TACOS

Hope you enjoy! I like them topped with cilantro and sour cream!