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Traditional Portuguese Vinha D'Alhos AKA "Portuguese Carnitas"

Traditional Portuguese Vinha D'Alhos AKA "Portuguese Carnitas"

Traditional Portuguese Vinha D'Alhos AKA "Portuguese Carnitas"

You've probably heard of Mexican style carnitas, but have you heard of the flavor explosion that is Portuguese Carnitas (aka Vinha D'Alhos)?One of the most obvious deviations from the process of making traditional carnitas, is that the preparation for Vinha D'Alhos calls for the cubed pork shoulder to take a dip for no less than four days in a spicy, vinegary, wine, olive oil, and garlic laden marinade-of-flavor-love.  After the initial marinating, the rest of the process follows a fairly similar trajectory for making Mexican style carnitas.  However, I must confess, as much as I adore traditional carnitas, Vinha D'Alhos...

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