Cuban-Style Oven-Roasted Pork

Published July 1, 2006.

Why this recipe works:

We wanted a boldly flavored Cuban-style pork roast recipe with crackling-crisp skin and tender meat infused with flavor.To speed up cooking, we abandoned cooking the pork on the grill (which required constant refueling and rotating over several hours) in favor of the oven. To give our… read more

We wanted a boldly flavored Cuban-style pork roast recipe with crackling-crisp skin and tender meat infused with flavor.To speed up cooking, we abandoned cooking the pork on the grill (which required constant refueling and rotating over several hours) in favor of the oven. To give our Cuban-style pork roast recipe added flavor, we combined methods, first marinating the pork in a powerful solution that included 2 heads of garlic and 4 cups of orange juice, then rubbing an exterior paste into slits cut all over the pork.

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Serves 8 to 10

Letting the cooked roast rest for a full hour will yield noticeably more tender meat. This roast has a crispy skin that should be served along with the meat. Top the meat with Mojo Sauce (see related recipe). Traditional accompaniments include black beans, rice, and fried plantains.

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