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Rick Bayless carnitas

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Cannot for the life of me find the Rick Bayless carnitas recipe that calls for cinnamon in the braising liquid. Anyone have it, please?

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  1. I have to say I don't remember ever seeing any Rick Bayless carnitas recipe with cinnamon in a braising liquid; carnitas are usually dry marinated first and then cooked slowly in lard, although I have seen recipes where the shoulder or butt is braised in a well flavored stock. I googled around but came up with nothing online. Why don't you just take a recipe you like and play with it?

    Here's his basic carnitas instructions:


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    1. re: bushwickgirl

      Here are two older chow threads I just read through; no mention of cinnamon anywhere, but some interesting recipes, ingredients and discussions of technique nevertheless:



      Hope you find what you're looking for!