For some reason, pork is simply one of those meats that, to me, seems — even intuitively — to go well with…well, just about any fruit I can think of.
Last night I was wondering what to cook and noticed I had a 1 lb package of Trader Joe’s carnitas in the fridge. Then I looked on the counter. There was a basket of oranges Beatrice had picked up a few days back (and which I hardly ever eat), and now, a basket of cherries she had picked up just that afternoon. And that was it; I was off and running. Here’s what became of it in 10 minutes flat. Click on the image for the hi-res version.
I grabbed one orange and a handful of cherries. While I peeled the orange & pitted the cherries, I got my broiler fired up and a good tablespoon of butter going in a sauce pan. Then, half the orange and half the cherries went onto the cookie sheet with the pork, under the broiler set on low.
In the meantime I sauteed the other half of the fruit in the butter and after only a couple of minutes mashed it all up and then ran it through a wire mesh to get rid of the fiber.
Too delicious. I’m gonna have to do it again with the other package of carnitas I have.