Three Kings Roast Pork

Three Kings Roast Pork Recipe

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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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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

How to Make Three Kings Roast Pork


  • 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

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About Three Kings Roast Pork

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

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