Roasted Pork with Citrus Mojo Marinade

Total Time:
4 hr 10 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
3 hr 30 min

Yield:
14 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Citrus mojo marinade:
  • 2 Meyer lemons, juiced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 blood oranges, juiced
  • 6 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup annatto oil reserved from Arroz Con Pollo Bites recipe
  • Pork:
  • 1 (15 to 20-pound) suckling pig
  • Special Equipment: 1 Caja China roasting box
  • Alternative to roasting whole pig:
  • 1 (9 to 10-pound) picnic pork shoulder
  • 1 batch citrus mojo marinade less 1 tablespoon salt
Directions
Citrus Mojo:
  • Combine all of the mojo ingredients in a large bowl and whisk well.

  • Pork:

  • Score the skin with a sharp knife and rub the pig inside and out with 3/4 of the mojo marinade. Reserve the remaining mojo to pour over the meat after it has been carved.

  • Cook the whole pig in the Caja China according to manufacturer's instructions.

Alternative to roasting whole pig:
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

  • Score the skin of the pork shoulder. Put it into a large bowl or baking dish and pour in 3/4 of the marinade, making sure to coat the entire piece of pork. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

  • Put the pork shoulder, skin side up, in a roasting pan fitted with a rack, Cover with foil and roast in the oven for 3 hours. After 3 hours remove the foil, turn the heat up to 425 degrees F and roast until the skin is brown and crispy, about 30 to 45 minutes. Make sure to check every 5 or 10 minutes to make sure the skin does not burn. Remove from oven to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes before carving. Carve the meat and arrange it on a serving platter. Pour the reserved marinade over the carved meat just before serving.


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