Spanish Style Pork Shoulder [Pernil]

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 5 Ratings
Serves: serves 8
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Cooking Method: Bake


8 lb pork shoulder roast
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4 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp oregano,dried
2 tsp adobo seasoning
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 pinch salt and pepper

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Zelda Hopkins Recipe
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Webb City, MO (pop. 10,996)
Member Since Aug 2011
Zelda's notes for this recipe:
My Fellow is From Puerto Rico and this is the way his Mother fixed
this every Holiday. So I am going to fix this for him New Years Day.Enjoy everyone.!!!!!!!!!!!!
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place the 8 pounds pork shoulder into a roasting pan with the fatty side up. Puncture the surface of the meat with a fork. Mix together in a small bowl, blend minced garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, adobo seasoning and olive oil. Rub the paste into the punctures of the meat. Cover with plastic and store in the refrigerator overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Remove the plastic wrap from the pork shoulder and replace it with aluminum foil. Cook for 3 1/2 to 5 hours, checking the meat every 30 minutes after the 3 1/2 hour mark. Remove the foil when the pork is nearly done and allow to cook for another 20-30 minutes to become crispy on the surface.

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user David Henson Davethechef - Dec 21, 2011
Hello Zelda what is adobo seasoning?
user JoAnne Burt flutterbye55 - Dec 21, 2011
have never heard of adobo seasoning...please enlighten
user Stephanie Burton MamaSteff - Dec 21, 2011
It's an season blend found in the Spanish food section of most grocery stores. Usually contains, salt, garlic, pepper, oregano, just to name a few
user Christine Fernandez SuperMom77 - Dec 21, 2011
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user JoAnne Burt flutterbye55 - Dec 22, 2011
thank you for the information Christine. will look for it the next time i go to the store.

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