Cuban-Style Pork Roast w/ Red Potato Wedges and Mini Carrots

March 20, 2015 at 4:55 PM | Posted in carrots, pork roast, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cuban-Style Pork Roast w/ Red Potato Wedges and Mini Carrots

 

 

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Sort of a cool , rainy, and dreary day out most of the day. Mom and Dad both still have the flu, still hasn’t hit me yet and hopefully it will bypass me! After making Breakfast and the dishes afterwards it was house cleaning day. Ran the vacuum, dusted, a load of laundry, and sprayed a whole lot of Lysol to help kill the flu germs. For dinner another new recipe tonight, Cuban-Style Pork Roast w/ Red Potato Wedges and Mini Carrots.

 

 
As I said, another new recipe tonight, Cuban-Style Pork Roast. This one comes from the latest issue of Rachael Ray Every Day Magazine. Several good recipe ideas in it but this one just stood out to me. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 tablespoon Hungarian Paprika, 1 tablespoon Dried Oregano, 1 tablespoon Roasted Ground Cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic Powder, 1 5 pound Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast (tied if needed), 1/4 cup fresh Orange Juice, and 2 tablespoons fresh Lime Juice.

 

 
To prepare it, quite easy. 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. Placed it in a large bowl and refrigerated for about 20 hours, turning once or twice. When ready to cook it I moved the pork and pat it dry. Position a rack in the lower third of the oveCuban-Style Pork Roast 008n; preheated to 325 degrees . In a 5-to 6-quart Dutch oven, arranged the pork, fat side up. Cover and cooked 1 hour. Removed the pot from the oven and turn the pork, fat side down. Covered and continue to cook until the pork is fork- tender, about 1 1/2 hours longer. Increase the oven temperature to 375 degrees . Uncovered the pot, turn the pork, fat side up, and continue to cook, basting occasionally, until the top began to brown and sizzle, about 35 minutes. Transferred the pork to a platter and let rest 10 to 20 minutes. Discarded the excess fat from the pot. Added 1/3 cup water and bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits, to make the sauce. Carved the pork and served with the sauce. We got a winner, winner Pork dinner! Came out so moist and tender with an incredible flavor. The Spices combined with Orange Juice and Lime Juice makes the Pork Roast Rock! As last night we got us another “Keeper Recipe”.

 

 

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To go with the Pork I prepared some Cast Iron Skillet Red Herbed Potatoes. Seasoned these baby’s with 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn, Dried Rosemary, Dried Thyme, and a couple of shakes of Garlic Powder. Quartered the Potatoes, adding to a large bowl and seasoned them with all the above ingredients. Added the Potatoes to a Cast Iron Skillet that I preheated on medium heat. Fried them on medium heat until they were fork-tender. Then for a second side dish I boiled some Mini Carrots, again till they were fork-tender. I also baked the other half of the Sourdough Loaf leftover from last night. For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunk Cup.

 

 
Cuban-Style Pork RoastCuban-Style Pork Roast

Makes: 6 to 8 servings

ingredients
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
directions
1 – 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.
2 – 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.
3 – 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.

 

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