Garlic Powder (1/2 Tbsp)
Chili Powder (1 tsp)
Ground Cumin (1/2 Tbsp)
Smoked Paprika (1 tsp)
Ground Coriander (1 tsp)
Salt (1/2 Tbsp)
in a small bowl.
Pork Shoulder (4 lb)
dry with paper towels and trim the excess fat. Cut into two chunks. Using your fingers, generously rub the spices into the pork on all sides.
Vegetable Oil (1 Tbsp)
in a large dutch or french oven (a heavy, oven-safe pot) over medium-high heat. When it's good and hot, put one of the chunks of pork shoulder in the center and allow it to brown.
When the first side is browned, turn it over and brown the next side. Repeat the process until the entire piece of meat is browned. Transfer the meat to a plate while you brown the second chunk of meat.
. Chop the orange into small pieces.
Turn up the heat to high and pour in the
Beer (12 fl oz)
Canned Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (1 2/3 cups)
, orange and lime juices, 3 tablespoons of liquid from the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce,
Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (2)
and the chopped orange.
Bring it to a low boil and then carefully return the meat to the pot. Pop the lid on and transfer it to the preheated oven. Let the meat braise for at least 2 hours and up to 3.
When the meat is done, skim off any fat and shred the meat in the liquid. Keep warm.
Polenta Grits (1 cup)
according to the instructions on the package.
When the polenta is very stiff, stir in the
Unsalted Butter (1/4 cup)
Sharp Cheddar Cheese (1 1/2 cups)
Spread the polenta into a large cookie sheet. Place in the fridge to cool for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Fresh Cilantro (1 bunch)
. Slice the
Radishes (1 bunch)
. Thinly slice the
Red Onion (1/2)
Peel and slice the
Cara Cara Orange (1)
into small segments.
Cumin Seeds (1 Tbsp)
over medium heat until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
Juice and zest the
. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, zest, toasted cumin seeds and
Honey (1 Tbsp)
. Whisk in the
Grapeseed Oil (2 Tbsp)
Combine the orange segments, radishes, cilantro, and sliced red onion in a bowl. When you're ready to serve the bites, toss with the dressing.
Slice the polenta grits into 3 inch squares.
Unsalted Butter (3 Tbsp)
in a griddle or heavy-bottomed large skillet over medium-high heat.
Fry the polenta squares for 5 minutes. Don't disturb them while they brown!
When they are nice and golden-brown, very gently flip them and fry the other side for another 5 minutes.
Transfer to a plate to cool.
Assemble the bites by placing a spoonful of pork on each bite. Garnish with a bit of the slaw and a sprinkle of coarse sea salt if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature.