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fusion mojo pork over couscous my way

Recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

I was making cuban pork with mojo for dinner and I realized I didn't have any rice to serve it with so I made a Mediterranean buttery couscous and it was fabulous. I also like to add a smoked ham hock along with the pork because it gives it a nice smoky taste.

yield 8 serving(s)
cook time 3 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For fusion mojo pork over couscous my way

  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    black peppercorn
  • 8 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    dry white wine
  • 2/3 c
    orange juice fresh
  • 1/3 c
    lime juice fresh
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 5 lb
    pork butt or shoulder roast
  • 1 md
    smoked ham hock
  • 1 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 lg
    onion sliced into rings
  • 1/2 c
    fresh cilantro for garnish
  • buttery couscous
  • 2 c
    couscous rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 2/3 c
    warm water
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 stick
    butter cut into pieces

How To Make fusion mojo pork over couscous my way

  • 1
    Combine first nine ingredients. Add pork and ham hock and marinate overnight.
  • 2
    Place pork and ham hock in roasting pan. Pour marinade over top. Preheat oven 450 degrees. Place pork in oven and roast 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and roast another 2 hours or until internal temp is 195 degrees.
  • 3
    Remove the pork and ham hock and shred meat discarding bone and fat. In a saute pan add olive oil and 1 tbsp. butter. Saute onion until caramelized adding a little sauce.
  • 4
    Add the pork to pan with the sauce. serve over buttery couscous and garnish with cilantro
  • 5
    Buttery Couscous
  • 6
    Preheat oven 350 degrees
  • 7
    Put couscous in baking pan stir in salt and water and let sit 10 minutes until water is absorbed. Rub oil into couscous with fingers breaking up any lumps.
  • 8
    Scatter butter over top. Bake for about 15 minutes. Stir butter throughout.

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