Cuban-Style Pork Roast - Rachael Ray In Season




  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 5 pound boneless pork shoulder roast, tied if needed
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

In a large bowl, combine the paprika, oregano, cumin and garlic powder with 1 1/2 tsp. salt and 1 1/2 tsp. pepper. Add the pork and rub all over with the spice mixture. Transfer the pork to a resealable plastic bag, adding any seasoning that didn't adhere. Add the orange and lime juices. Seal the bag; turn a few times to distribute the mixture. Place in a large bowl and refrigerate for at least 12 and up to 24 hours, turning once or twice. Remove the pork and pat dry.

Position a rack in the lower third of the oven; preheat to 325 degrees . In a 5-to 6-quart Dutch oven, arrange the pork, fat side up. Cover and cook 1 hour. Remove the pot from the oven and turn the pork, fat side down. Cover and continue to cook until the pork is fork- tender, 1 1/2 hours longer. Increase the oven temperature to 375 degrees . Uncover the pot, turn the pork, fat side up, and continue to cook, basting occasionally, until the top begins to brown and sizzle, about 30 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest 10 to 20 minutes.

Discard the excess fat from the pot. Add 1/3 cup water and bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits, to make the sauce. Carve the pork and serve with the sauce.