Portuguese-Style Garlic-Roasted Pork
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Recipe from Food Network/Emeril Lagasse
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- jalapeno peppers, stemmed and seeded (about 4 oz. or to taste if you don't want that much heat)
- 1/2 c
- minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp
- kosher salt
- 3 Tbsp
- sweet paprika
- 1/2 c
- dry white wine
- 2 Tbsp
- tomato paste
- 1/4 c
- olive oil
- 4-5 lb
- boneless pork butt
- 2 c
- chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth
1Combine the chiles, garlic, kosher salt, and paprika in a food processor and pulse until a paste is formed. Transfer the chile mixture to a large nonreactive bowl and add the wine, tomato paste and olive oil. Stir well to blend.
2Make deep slits all over the pork butt to allow the marinade to penetrate the meat. Add the pork to the bowl and turn to coat with the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally.
3Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bring the meat to room temperature.
4Remove the meat from the marinade and transfer to a roasting pan. Add the chicken stock to the roasting pan to about 1 inch up the sides of the pan.
5Bake for 1 1/2 hours, turning occasionally, or until browned on all sides. Continue to add water to the roasting pan periodically as needed during the entire roasting time to keep the juices from burning on the bottom of the pan. Reduce the oven temp to 300 degrees and continue cooking, turning the meat occasionally for about 4 1/2 hours longer or until the meat is fork-tender.
6Set the meat aside to rest for about 15 minutes. Using a spoon, skim as much fat from the surface of the drippings as possible. Using 3 forks, pull the meat into serving size pieces and toss with the pan juices. Season with salt to taste and serve either hot or warm.