Roast Pork Shoulder Caribbean-Style

Ingredients

Ingredients
4-5 pound bone-in pork shoulder
1 medium onion, thickly sliced
1 head garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons oregano
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon lard, OR oil
Zest and juice of 1 orange, grated
Zest and juice of 1 lemon, grated
Juice of 1 bitter orange
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Preparation

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Cooking Directions
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Using a sharp knife make several shallow cuts (about 1/2-inch deep) in the pork, place in a glass or ceramic roasting pan. Spread the onion slices on the bottom of the pan.
3
Place the rest of the ingredients a in a food processor or blender and process to make a paste. Rub the pork with the mixture on all sides, making sure it goes into the cuts. Place pork on top of the onions.
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Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 4 hours, turning once, leaving the fat side up for cooking.
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Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
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Place the pork in the middle rack of the oven.
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After 30 minutes turn down the temperature to 325 degrees and cook an additional 2 hours, basting every 30 minutes or so with its own juices.
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Cook 30 minutes per pound total, or until the internal temperature as measured with a meat thermometer is 160 degrees F.
9
Remove the pork from the oven and allow to rest 15 minutes before carving, discard onions.

 



Yield:

Serves 8-10.

Added:

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 9:49pm

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