Three Kings Roast Pork Recipe

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Three Kings Roast Pork

Nancy Barone


This is a meal that I make each year for my Families Three Kings celebration,which is a recipe from my Grandmother in Puerto Rico. Some people call it 12th Night which is celebrated 12 days after Christmas.

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12 Hr
3 Hr 30 Min


1 large
pork shoulder roast with skin
2 c
mojo marinade(found in the spanish food isle)
2 Tbsp
adobo powder
2 Tbsp
2 tsp
dry basil
2 tsp
dry oregano
1 large
backing pan
white rice


1wash pork and place in pan

2mix all ingredients in a bowl set aside

3with skin side up put slits in skin and pour liquid over pork

4place pork in fridge covered over night to marinade in a large bowl or zip-top bag

5next morning bring pork to room temperature while you preheat oven to 375

6dry with paper towels and place pork in baking pan

7add the marinade and water just about 1 inch deep (add more as needed during cooking)and place in oven covered

8after 3 hours uncover pork and cook till meat is just starting to fall apart and skin is hard and crisp

9take out and let sit for 5-10 minutes so it is easy to handle and slice or pull apart as needed

10to cut skin up into small pieces I use a kitchen shear

11with drippings just heat and serve on the side with white rice

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Puerto Rican