One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Mexican cooking) braised or roasted pork served shredded in small pieces, often as a filling in tacos, burritos, etc.‘the carnitas had a great grilled flavor that melted in your mouth’
- ‘The carnitas had the right flavour, but £12 for a good deal of fat was a bit steep.’
- ‘Everything we tried on our recent visit was delicious, particularly the slow-roasted pork carnitas, the spit-roasted chicken and the grilled corn.’
- ‘In the town of Tepatitlan in Jalisco, Mexico, he discovered the secret to delicious carnitas.’
- ‘With Ms. Bearden as guide and companion, I go from a shrimp taco to pork carnitas on a bun to stewed goat meat in a bowl, called birria.’
- ‘If you are into Mexican food they serve menudo, fajitas, various types of tacos, enchiladas, carnitas, rice, beans and more.’
- ‘But is it possible to get great carnitas in a restaurant where you can actually sit down, hear some music and maybe get a margarita or two?’
- ‘Besides, you could get pork carnitas at the grocery, already marinated and ready to go.’
- ‘Beach Burrito Cafe has recently added carnitas to their menu - my current fave burrito there.’
- ‘The carnitas - as either a burrito or alone - are fantastic.’
- ‘My preference is usually for the carnitas (marinated and pulled pork) but the steak is almost equally delicious.’
Mexican Spanish, literally ‘little pieces of meat’.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.