Lechon asado (roast pork)

Lechon asado (roast pork)
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Lechon asado (roast pork) ingredients

  • 1 5 or 6-lb. leg of pork
  • -(fresh ham)
  • 3 T Minced fresh garlic
  • Pn Ground bay leaves
  • Big pinch ground oregano
  • Big pinch ground cumin
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1⁄4 c Sour orange juice (or equal
  • -parts orange & lime juice)
  • 1⁄4 c White wine or DRY sherry
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • -to taste
  • 2 large Onions, sliced
  • 4 Or 5 potatoes, peeled and
  • -quartered can be placed
  • -around roast during the

Cooking Lechon asado (roast pork)

1. Last 1 ½ hour of cooking - makes great browned potatoes! trim excess fat from roast and stick it all over with the tip of a knife.
2. Mash the garlic into a paste, then mash in the ground bay leaf, oregano, cumin & olive oil. Rub this all over the roast.
3. Place roast in a big pan or dish (not aluminum), then sprinkle with pepper and douse with sour orange juice and wine.
4. Scatter the onions over the roast, then wrap entire roast in plastic and refrigerate.
5. Marinatei at least one hour or overnight (longer is better).
6. Turn the roast several times in the marinade.
7. Heat oven to 350. Put the meat in a roasting pan (not aluminum), save the marinade, and place in the oven.
8. Cook for an hour, fat side down.
9. Turn roast fat side up, add marinade and onions, and reduce heat to 325; tent loosely with foil if needed.
10. Bastei frequently with the pan juices and continue cooking until done (30-35 min. to the pound++150 minimum; 180 very well done).
11. Add water or wine if drippings begin to smoke or burn.
12. Let sit before carving.
13. Serve with mojo criollo.
14. Makes fabulous gravy! cuban roast pork (lechon asado).

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