Spicy Pork Carnitas on Soft Corn Sopes With California Raisins, Red Raisin Syrup and Poblano Crema

Pork Foodservice
Spicy Pork Carnitas on Soft Corn Sopes With California Raisins, Red Raisin Syrup and Poblano Crema
26
75

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup radishes (sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro (and parsley, chopped and mixed)
  • 1/4 cup queso fresco
  • 1 cup masa harina
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening (solid)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar (granulated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • vegetable oil (as needed, OR olive oil)
  • 6 ounces pork loin roast (shredded)
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon cumin (mexican, ground)
  • 3 tablespoons golden raisins (california)
  • 1/2 cup onions (sliced thin)
  • 1/4 cup jalapeno chilies (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons juice concentrate (california raisin)
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons poblano chiles (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro (fresh, chopped)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • water (as needed)
  • salt (to taste)

Directions

  1. Combine masa harina, shortening, flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in bowl; mix thouroughly by hand until soft ball forms
  2. Let rest 15 minutes
  3. Divide into equal portions about the size of 1/2 a golf ball
  4. Flatten dough slightly in palm to 1/4-inch thick and just large enough to fit inside palm of hand
  5. Arrange several pieces on hot, lightly greased or ungreased nonstick pan; press to flatten, again. Cook until golden brown, turn and brown other side.
  6. When cooked press centers down so sopes cup a little. Set aside on wax paper. Serve warm. May also be refrigerated and reheated in oven.
  7. In heavy pan, heat oil over high heat. Fry pork, until it begins to crisp. Add taco seasoning and cumin; continue to fry several seconds more
  8. Stir in raisins; cook until plump. When meat is thoroughly coated and evenly crisp, add onion and jalapeno
  9. Deglaze pan with vinegar as needed; add raisin juice concentrate and mix thoroughly. Adjust seasoning with salt and red pepper flakes
  10. Gently mix 1/4 cup California raisin juice concentrate, distilled white vinegar, and crushed red pepper together in small bowl
  11. In blender Combine chopped poblano chiles, chopped fresh cilantro, sour cream, lime zest process on high; adding water if needed, to thin. Add salt, to taste
  12. Select one jalapeno with seeds or two with seeds removed, depending on heat desired for carnitas. Be sure to wear rubber gloves while working with these and other hot peppers
  13. If unable to find masa harina, substitute 1 cup instant cormeal mixed with 1-1/4 cups water and allow to stand until softened.
  14. Commercially prepared California raisin juice concentrate is available from foodservice and industrial suppliers.
  15. Pile pork mixture onto warm sopes. Divide and arrange 3 sopes on each of 8 serving plates. Drizzle with Red Raisin Drizzle and Poblano Crema. Top with sliced radishes, chopped herbs and cheese crumbles.
Discover more recipes from Pork Foodservice
Succulent Chicken Parmesan.Succulent Chicken Parmesan.
Succulent Chicken Parmesan.
One-pot Chicken With Cannellini Beans and Chorizo.One-pot Chicken With Cannellini Beans and Chorizo.
One-pot Chicken With Cannellini Beans and Chorizo.
Healthy Mexican Casserole.Healthy Mexican Casserole.
Healthy Mexican Casserole.
5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice.5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice.
5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice.
Honey Glazed Pork Loin Roast.Honey Glazed Pork Loin Roast.
Honey Glazed Pork Loin Roast.
Roasted Pork Loin with Rosemary and Garlic.Roasted Pork Loin with Rosemary and Garlic.
Roasted Pork Loin with Rosemary and Garlic.
Mexican Nachos in the Oven.Mexican Nachos in the Oven.
Mexican Nachos in the Oven.
Mexican Turkey Crescent Bake.Mexican Turkey Crescent Bake.
Mexican Turkey Crescent Bake.
Mexican Pizza.Mexican Pizza.
Mexican Pizza.
Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin.Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin.
Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin.
Mexican Tinga!.Mexican Tinga!.
Mexican Tinga!.
Nicole's Quesadilla Burgers.Nicole's Quesadilla Burgers.
Nicole's Quesadilla Burgers.
#MeatlessMonday Pasta with Pomodoro Cream Sauce.#MeatlessMonday Pasta with Pomodoro Cream Sauce.
#MeatlessMonday Pasta with Pomodoro Cream Sauce.
Pork Loin Roast.Pork Loin Roast.
Pork Loin Roast.
Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs.Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs.
Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs.
Roast Pork Loin With Balsamic Mustard Rub.Roast Pork Loin With Balsamic Mustard Rub.
Roast Pork Loin With Balsamic Mustard Rub.
Oven-Baked Creole Chicken Breasts.Oven-Baked Creole Chicken Breasts.
Oven-Baked Creole Chicken Breasts.
Roasted Peppered Pork Loin.Roasted Peppered Pork Loin.
Roasted Peppered Pork Loin.
Winner, Winner…Chicken Dinner!.Winner, Winner…Chicken Dinner!.
Winner, Winner…Chicken Dinner!.
Italian Roast Pork Loin.Italian Roast Pork Loin.
Italian Roast Pork Loin.
Pan-roasted Chicken With Shallots.Pan-roasted Chicken With Shallots.
Pan-roasted Chicken With Shallots.
Lemon Mustard Chicken For HCG Diet.Lemon Mustard Chicken For HCG Diet.
Lemon Mustard Chicken For HCG Diet.
How to Cook a Pork Loin Roast.How to Cook a Pork Loin Roast.
How to Cook a Pork Loin Roast.
A Proud New Mexican.A Proud New Mexican.
A Proud New Mexican.
The Best Guacamole.The Best Guacamole.
The Best Guacamole.
Roast Pork Loin With Poblano Chile Sauce.Roast Pork Loin With Poblano Chile Sauce.
Roast Pork Loin With Poblano Chile Sauce.
Boneless Pork Loin Roast with Herbed Pepper Rub.Boneless Pork Loin Roast with Herbed Pepper Rub.
Boneless Pork Loin Roast with Herbed Pepper Rub.
Grilled Mexican Street Corn.Grilled Mexican Street Corn.
Grilled Mexican Street Corn.
Cheddar Jalapeño Burgers with a Mexican Twist.Cheddar Jalapeño Burgers with a Mexican Twist.
Cheddar Jalapeño Burgers with a Mexican Twist.
Lemon Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken.Lemon Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken.
Lemon Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken.
Buttermilk and Herb Chicken Breasts.Buttermilk and Herb Chicken Breasts.
Buttermilk and Herb Chicken Breasts.
Cafe Rio Sweet Pork.Cafe Rio Sweet Pork.
Cafe Rio Sweet Pork.
Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Pork Loin.Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Pork Loin.
Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Pork Loin.