Cuban-Style Oven-Roasted Pork
1860 mins (prep 1500, cooking 360)
12 ingredients
1 servings
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. Cook's Illustrated Note: I have made this about 4 times and I have only used the shoulder once and it was amazing! I have never eaten cracklin before but it was so good on this. The other times I made it with pork loin and I learned to halve the recipe due to them being half the weight. IT was pretty intense at full strength esp. with the brine. My grandfather was Cuban and I'm sure he never made it this way, but now I will never make it any other way!

Categories:  holiday , cuban , north-american , main-dish , taste~mood , meat , pork , >-1-day , savory , central-american , caribbean , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (1848.51 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 3513.3 Calories from Fat 287.82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31.98g 49.2%
Saturated Fat 4.45g 22.23%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 19.98mg 0.83%
Total Carbohydrate 826.78g 275.59%
Dietary Fiber 4.03 g 16.13%
Sugars 799.21 g %
Protein 8.33g 16.67%
Vitamin A 2201.92IU% Vitamin C 540.37mg%
Calcium 159.03mg% Iron 3.4mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
table salt, medium garlic cloves, ground cumin, dried oregano, table salt, distilled white vinegar