Air-Fried Pork Carnitas

Air-Fried Pork Carnitas

 

SERVES 4 | 10 MINS PREP + MARINATING | 25 MINS COOK TIME

 

 

INGREDIENTS 

 

1.4 kg NZ pork shoulder chops

  • 2 tsp chilli powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp smoked ground paprika
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • Juice of 2 oranges

 

To serve

  • Tortilla wraps
  • Corn
  • Avocado
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Pickled red onion
  • Coriander

 

 

METHOD

 

In a small bowl, combine the chilli powder, ground cumin, smoked ground paprika, dried oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper.

 

Put the pork in a glass container and rub the spice blend into the meat. Pour over the orange juice and drizzle with the oil. Leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.

 

Preheat the air fryer to 180’C. Using two sheets of foil, make a little two-layered tray around the pork chops and pour the marinade on top. Air fry for 7 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 160’C and air fry for a further 7 minutes.

 

Remove the meat from the air fryer. Allow it to rest for 5 minutes, then shred the meat, tossing it in the cooking juices.

 

Serve in tortilla wraps with seasonal produce such as corn, avocado, cherry tomatoes, pickled red onion, and coriander.

 

 

RECIPE AND IMAGE THANKS TO PORK.CO.NZ

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