carnitas

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Carnitas

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish carnitas, plural of carnita

Noun[edit]

carnitas (plural only)

  1. A Mexican dish involving strips of braised or roasted pork.
    • 2007 January 23, Scott Lindquist, As Told To Christopher Elliott, “A Yankee Chef With a Mexican Flavor”, New York Times:
      I was trying to bring supplies across the border to cook a trio of ceviche — marinated raw fish in lime — and duck carnitas with mole coloradito, for the festival’s gala dinner.

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