Puerto Rican Style Pernil (Roast Pork)

375 mins (prep 15, cooking 360)
7 ingredients
6-10 servings
Pernil is roasted pork shoulder, seasoned to the max. It is served with rice and beans or sweet plantains. Cold Pernil is sliced thin paired with Swiss cheese, pickles and ham to make the famous Cuban sandwich. I found this recipe online and have made it twice now. I love it and so does my family.

Categories:  weeknight , north-american , main-dish , oven , meat , pork , equipment , roast , central-american , caribbean , time-to-make ,
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  • 5 -8 lbs pork shoulder
  • 6 -8 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 packet sazon goya (found in most supermarkets in the ethnic aisle)
  • 1/2 teaspoon adobo seasoning (found in most supermarkets in the ethnic aisle)


Serving Size (6.17 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 8.22 Calories from Fat 3.51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.39g 3.6%
Saturated Fat 0.12g 3.56%
Trans Fat 0.01g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 395.89mg 98.97%
Total Carbohydrate 1.97g 3.93%
Dietary Fiber 1.02 g 24.41%
Sugars 0.07 g %
Protein 0.18g 2.15%
Vitamin A 4.8IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 19.2mg% Iron 0.36mg%
*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:
pork shoulder, minced garlic, dried oregano, goya, adobo seasoning