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Shredded Pork(Carnita’s) Tacos W/Cilantro-lime Dressing

Dishing It Out With Clarissa

If there is one thing I love it is taco’s, and I am not talking about fast food places to get my taco fix either. I love taco’s Chicken, shredded beef or carnitas, but what I don’t care for is processed taco shells, seasoning mix, or bottled taco sauce. What it comes down to is if you skip the processed ingredients and use flour or corn tortillas, make your own sauce out of a few ingredients along with your own seasoning, then your cost is relatively the same and you are eating a healthier version.

Now not everyone is a fan of carnita’s, as the main filling is typically “fried”  with  a lot of lard before being roasted or braised. Carnita’s literally means “little meats”. Pork carnitas are traditionally made using the heavily marbled, rich ‘boston butt’ or ‘picnic ham’ cuts of pork.  Don’t get me wrong carnitas are great, but it’s also made with…

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About Dish With Clarissa

Clarissa Ellis grew up learning to cook with her mom. In a time where traditional home-cooked food was going out of style, Clarissa learned to love and make those simple 'comfort foods' and family favorites. As she grew - and her mom got busier with long work hours, Clarissa supported her mom by taking over most of the cooking duties around the home. By the time Clarissa started high school - she had absorbed her mother's approach to traditional, homestyle Italian dishes; and thanks to So Cal's great weather year round... a love of cooking on the grill. Fast forward 30 years and Clarissa has never stopped cooking. She continued to explore food, learning more from So Cal's amazing cultural variety, trying things out on her family and her friends... and always learning. Never content to merely cook a good meal, Clarissa developed the habit of talking sharing her ideas with family, friends and coworkers. After a lifetime of learning and experimenting, Clarissa's love affair with traditional Italian cooking, and 'comfort foods' has grown into a robust, creative and cross-cultural approach to cooking that still manages to remain 'accessible' to the rest of us. Now Clarissa brings her experience and her approach online through her blog - giving all of us a chance give ourselves, our friends and our family the benefits of a lifetime of passion and joy in cooking simply great meals.

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