Make Ahead Carnitas

Step 1: Prep the meat

  • Carnitas

    • pork shoulder
      , boneless
      1500 g2-3 lbs
    • salt
      15 g1% by weight

Cut the meat into small cubes (measuring roughly 1 inch or 3 cm wide). Then, season the meat evenly with salt.

  • If you want to be exact: set a pot or bowl over a scale, add the pork chunks, and note their weight down. Add 1% salt based on the weight of the pork (e.g. 1500 g pork = 15 grams of salt).

Once the meat is salted properly, add it to a braising pot.