I just spent Easter in SoCal with my (legal) immigrant grandparents and simply did not get enough Mexican food. So today I tried my hand at carnitas for the first time. I simmered 5 lbs of pork shoulder (cut into cubes) in chicken stock (not broth), cumin, coriander, peppercorns, 1 onion, 6 crushed garlic cloves, the juice of one orange & its peel, salt and 2 bay leaves. After three hours, I put it into a baking dish, tossed the pork in 2 tbs of lard and baked it for 30 minutes on 450 degree. They were actually very good. I made the onion/cilantro topping. Add some guacamole and corn tortillas mmm!