Banana Peel Carnitas
Use yellow bananas with green-ish tips for this recipe. Overripe bananas are not a good option. Save those for banana bread (yes, you can add the skin).
seeded & minced
freshly ground black pepper
from 1 fresh orange
fresh lime juice
soy sauce or liquid aminos
Remove both ends––the stem and the bottom–– from the banana.
Use a spoon to scoop the fibrous flesh from the inner part of each banana peel.
Use a fork to shred the peel into long strips.
Warm a large pot over medium heat, and add oil. Once the oil is warm add the onions, garlic, and jalapeño pepper. Sauté until onions are soft.
Add the banana peel, followed by the oregano, cumin, sea salt, and pepper. Stir well.
Squeeze the orange into the pot (being careful to catch any seeds), along with soy sauce then stir again.
Bring to a simmer on medium-low heat, and cover the pot. Cook for about 30 minutes, or until the banana peels are tender and tasty. Season to taste with more soy sauce or sea salt if needed.
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