Reducing every bit to fragments.
It was a carnitas burrito.
With extra cheese.
Yes, my apartment mate spent too long in the kitchen last night, so I went around the corner for a bite to eat. The dumped stuff mentioned above was two different salsas, but I reversed the proportion of hot and mild because today is a work day and I am not particularly a risk taker.
Carnitas, properly done, are sort of half way between siu yiuk (燒肉) and charsiu (叉燒). It is made by simmering chunks of spiced Boston Butt in lard till completely tender, then crusting the pork a bit by increasing the heat. Once cooled, it is ripped or pulled apart, and done up with fixins; chopped onion, tomato salsa, chilies, and cilantro.
Used for taco stuffing.
Or, with sublime grace and tenderness, layered among rice and shredded cheese, salsa drooled over, and all of that rolled up in a burrito.
So good, so good.
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