My mother in law Marta Bilbao (Basulto) is an amazing woman from Cuba…every year she makes the most amazing roast pork for Christmas Eve…I always destroy it (last night included)! I was doing a demo at the PA Farm show in Harrisburg PA and needed a pork dish to make on stage. Well I bugged her and bugged her, then she cracked like an egg and gave the recipe up. It was a huge hit for everyone at the Farm Show and the Amish people in the audience tore it up! So, here it is, its easy to make and a fantastic way to cook a pork shoulder or butt!
12-15lbs Pork Leg
2 1/2 cups of sour orange juice (2/3 orange juice, 1/3 lime juice if sour orange unavailable)
3 heads of garlic, finely chopped
2 1/2 tablespoons of oregano
2 1/2 teaspoons of cumin
2 1/2 cups of white cooking wine
sea salt to taste
Poke holes in leg and insert garlic, rub with salt
Mix remaining ingredients in bag
Place roast in bag and marinate over night (turning to coat several times)
Remove roast roast from marinade
Preheat oven to 350 degress
Place covered in oven for 5-6 hours, remove and baste several times during the process.
Remove from oven and sprinkle a dash of chopped parsley for color
Serve with Rice and Black beans or Boiled Yuca, spoon the juice over meat and yucca