On today’s episode of the Cuban Food series we discuss making a Cuban style Pork Roast, this is a very easy dish that produces magical results. Perfectly seasoned pork perfect for slicing and making a Cuban sandwich, which will be covered in an upcoming episode.
2 tbs smoked paprika
1/4 cup olive oil
large bunch cilantro
1 tbs dry oregano
10 garlic cloves
juice and zest of one orange
1 tbs cumin, ground
juice and zest of 1 lime
1 tsp black pepper, ground
1 tbs kosher salt
5 lb pork shoulder, with fat back attached, pierced 100 times with tip if sharp knife all over.
In a food processor add first 10 ingredients, process until smooth.
Place pork in a large bowl, pour over processed mixture, massage well into pork. Cover, let sit overnight in fridge. Then bring out to counter, let sit 3 hours at room temp.
Preheat over to 275, place pork into a baking dish fat side up, cook 3-5 hours or until internal temp reads 165.
Remove, let rest, slice and serve with yellow rice and black beans.
Make perfect Cuban sandwiches.