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Originally published January 28, 2014 at 6:11 PM | Page modified January 29, 2014 at 3:13 PM

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Super Bowl recipe: Game Day Nachos

Pulled pork spiked with the flavors of Mexico makes the base for these party-worthy nachos.


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10 to 12 servings or more

For the pork:

1 bone-in pork shoulder, butt or picnic ham, 7 to 10 pounds

Juice of 1 orange

Juice of 1 lime

2 tablespoons kosher salt

2 tablespoons ground cumin

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 tablespoon dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon ground black pepper

4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

To assemble the nachos:

Finely grated zest of 1 lime

Juice of 1 lime

1 cup sour cream

4 to 5 cups (about 12 ounces) unsalted tortilla chips

4 radishes, thinly sliced

1 cup (about 6 ounces) shredded cheddar

1 cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves

1 cup sliced scallions

Hot sauce to taste

1. Place the pork in a large, shallow bowl and pour the orange and lime juice over it, then turn the pork to coat. In a small bowl, mix the salt, cumin, coriander, brown sugar, black pepper and garlic. Discard excess juice from the bowl containing the pork, then rub the pork all over with the spice mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to cook, or overnight.

2. Heat oven to 300 degrees. Remove pork from refrigerator, discard any juices and place in the bottom of a roasting pan. Cook for 5 to 7 hours, or until pork yields easily to the tines of a fork. Allow meat to rest for up to an hour.

3. When ready to serve, put pork onto a cutting board, reserving the pan juices and fat. Using two forks, shred the meat off the bone, chopping it up if desired. Place into a large bowl and moisten with some of the reserved pan juices. Dice as much of the skin as you desire and add it to the meat, mixing to combine. Cover and keep in a warm oven until ready to use.

4. To assemble the nachos, mix the lime zest and remaining juice into the sour cream in a small bowl, then refrigerate until needed. On a large platter, spread half the tortilla chips and cover with a layer of about half the meat. Sprinkle with half the sliced radishes and a third of the grated cheese. Repeat with another layer of chips, meat, radishes and cheese, then top with the sour cream, scallions, cilantro leaves and any remaining cheese. Serve with hot sauce.

— The New York Times



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