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Buen Sabor Wednesday- Lechón Asado (Roast Pork)

Submitted by on December 16, 2009 - 11:30 am

I realize that this is not exactly light fare, but I had to at least mention lechón asado (roast pork) this holiday season. You see, in Puerto Rico the tradition is to slow-roast a pig, on a spit, for the holidays. (And let me tell you that when you roast a pig for hours and hours, the flavor is unbelievable!) Here is a version of lechón asado that you can make at home, in your oven.

The ingredients are…

For the marinade:

one 3-pound boneless pork loin roast
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground, dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground bay leaves
1/2 cup sour orange juice or 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice plus 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
3 tablespoons dry sherry
1 large onion, thinly sliced
spray olive oil

For the mojo (garlic citrus) sauce:

1/4 cup olive oil
8 cloves garlic, cut crosswise into paper-thin slices
3/4 cup fresh sour orange (or 1/2 cup fresh lime juice and 1/4 cup fresh orange juice)
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock or water
3 tablespoons chopped, fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground, dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
salt to taste

For cooking instructions Click Here.

1 Comment»

  • Anonymous says:
    March 19, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Thank you Ana for the chance!

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