For Cinco de Mayo, Coast Packing Offers Recipe for Tortillas and Carnitas That Promises Amazing Flavors (Thanks to Lard)
Coast’s Chef Greg Takes Home Cooks Step-by-Step in Preparing a Tasty, Traditional Holiday Feast
Who doesn’t love a great taco, perfectly cooked beef or pork wrapped in a blanket of warm goodness and topped with fresh fixins’? So asks Greg Hozinsky, Corporate Chef for Coast Packing, the number one supplier of animal fat shortenings in the Western United States.
“For Cinco de Mayo, flour tortillas made with lard belong at center stage,” Chef Greg said. “Like most things, with a little love and effort you can make some at home that will be much better tasting and that won’t be loaded up with preservatives. Our Cinco de Mayo recipe takes you step-by-step on how to make these authentic lard and flour tortillas – and truly delicious carnitas at the same time.
Homemade Tortillas Recipe (makes 10-12 tortillas; prep time 15 minutes, total cook time 2 hours)
Carnitas Recipe (Feeds 6-8 people; prep time 25 minutes, total cook time 3 ½ hours)
“A celebrated foodie holiday, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the surprise defeat of Napoleon III in Mexico in 1862,”Chef Greg said. “It’s no surprise that lard remains a staple of traditional Mexican cooking across the nation. Consumers know what they like – flavor, rich and authentic, a sign that dishes are made with integrity and respect for culinary traditions.”