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Mario Batali's Roast Pork with Mojo Dipping Sauce

Mario Batali
Servings: 20
2+ hr

Roasted Pork Shoulder

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Mario Batali's Roast Pork with Mojo Dipping Sauce
  • 6 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Orange (cut into chunks)
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried Oregano
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • Salt and freshly cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 7- pound Pork Shoulder (bone in skin on)
For the Mojo Dipping Sauce:
  • 2 Fresno Chili (minced)
  • 2 Jalapeno Chili (minced)
  • 1 Habanero (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup chopped Parsley
  • 1 Red Onion (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 3 Oranges (zest and juice)
  • 1 Lime (juiced)
  • In a food processor, pulse the garlic, orange, orange juice, and oregano until finely chopped. Add in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • With a sharp knife make a 1-2 inch grid in the skin and fat layer of the pork shoulder. Rub with the garlic mixture on all sides. Place on a sheet tray and cover with plastic wrap and allow to marinate overnight.
  • Remove pork shoulder from the fridge 1 hour before roasting. Remove plastic wrap. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place pork skin side up in a roasting pan with a rack. Cover and roast for 4 hours. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 30 minutes before slicing.
  • While the Pork is cooling prepare the Mojo Dipping Sauce by whisking together all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Season to taste. Serve pork with Mojo Sauce and Sweet Plantains.

    Helpful Tip:
    1. Puerto-Rican style roast pork is called "pernil." The rub for the pork is called a "mojo," which is a common sauce or marinade in Puerto Rico. Be sure to score the skin on the pork, as this will create a crispy, delicious crust.
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