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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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

How to Make Three Kings Roast Pork


  1. wash pork and place in pan
  2. mix all ingredients in a bowl set aside
  3. with skin side up put slits in skin and pour liquid over pork
  4. place pork in fridge covered over night to marinade in a large bowl or zip-top bag
  5. next morning bring pork to room temperature while you preheat oven to 375
  6. dry with paper towels and place pork in baking pan
  7. add the marinade and water just about 1 inch deep (add more as needed during cooking)and place in oven covered
  8. after 3 hours uncover pork and cook till meat is just starting to fall apart and skin is hard and crisp
  9. take out and let sit for 5-10 minutes so it is easy to handle and slice or pull apart as needed
  10. to cut skin up into small pieces I use a kitchen shear
  11. with 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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