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Lechón Asado - Cuban Style

Updated: Jun 27, 2022

Because you can't have the holidays without the juiciest pork.


6-pound fresh ham or pork shoulder roast

20 cloves garlic

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon black peppercorns

1 and 1/2 cups sour orange juice (If you can't get sour orange juice in your area, use two parts orange to one part lemon and one part lime)

1 cup onion, minced

1 teaspoon oregano

1 and 1/2 cups olive oil


Oven Cooking Method

To roast in the oven, preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place the fresh ham or pork shoulder, fattest side up, in an open roasting pan. Place pan in oven and reduce temperature to 225 degrees F.

Spoon extra marinade over the roast occasionally as it cooks.

Using a meat thermometer, roast should be removed from the oven when the internal temperature reaches 195 degrees F. -- for fork tender, "pulled-pork" quality. (If you want a roast you can slice, remove when the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees F.)

Immediately cover with foil and let rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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