Monday, August 10, 2009

Roast Pork

In our home Roast Pork is one of our favorite things to eat. It takes a lot of love to make it just right! It takes days at least for me to prepare it the way we want. With every piece having flavor. With it falling right off the bone when I take it out of the oven. Every bite being as moist as the last. This has been a post in process. The last time I made it I was unable to get all the photos needed . As soon as that flavorful scent hits the air. They know it's ready and they are not waiting any longer. They want to be the one that has the first bite. They want to be the one that says YES it is done! So this is why it has taken twice me making this. For me to be able to post. I have to say there was a struggle in my home over this post. My hubby (part-timer) thought it was just too much to give away. This was our secret weapon and why would I want to let it out. For many years people had even paid me to prepare their pork so they could have my taste at their party. I never wanted to give my recipe away. Till one day it hit me. No matter how many times you tell someone a recipe. Theirs would never taste the way you make yours. It's a fact it just never does. Your favorite meal that your mom made for you will never taste like hers. No matter how many times she tells you how to make it. So since figuring this out. I told my husband my Roast Pork will always be his. He was safe and no one would ever have what he has at home. lol

So after weeks of preparing and wanting to post this here you are. Plus you will see the sofrito at its best.


Items Needed:
1 Pork Picnic Shoulder
2-4 tablespoons Sofrito
3-4 tablespoons of Adobo
2 pks. of Sazon
3-4 Tablespoons of Meat Tenderizer
1/4 cup of Mojo
2-3 tablespoons of Garlic Pepper

Take your pork out and wash really good.

You want to make sure you make slits all over and as many as possible. This will ensure the taste getting all inside the pork. Also you want to pull the skin back. take a knife under the skin and start in a slicing motion while pulling skin back. If you want the crispy skin you will make sure to cook the skin on top. But you want to make sure it is full of flavor so that is why you want to do the process above.

This is what your pork will look like after having all the seasoning and slathered and rubbed in really good. Now let this sit at least a full day in the fridge. I personally let sit for a couple days. So I'll be back tomorrow. Nah just kidding. OK so if you want it to fall off the bone. You will need to slow cook. My pork was 12 pounds and I slow cooked on 300 degrees for almost 9 hours. Yes I know it is a long time. But I went out and ran errands and that is why it ended up being that long. But you know what it was so worth it. When I came home that pork fell right off the bone. I like that because even though it is usually the mans job to take care of cutting the meat. My husband will not touch my pork. he knows it is my baby. So of course I am excited when it just falls right off the bone. Then I know I have not much work ahead of me 8).


I know I know I can hear the applause already lol. I had taken pictures with it on a plate. But it just doesn't serve it any justice at all. It truly takes away from it. So I thought this would be the best picture. Plus look at that skin. My husband was in love because you could hear the tap against the skin when he checked to make sure it was crispy.

Oh yea you see all the juices in the bottom. Well that is great to use to flavor your rice that you make with it. Also when you cut the pork apart. Put it in a separate pan. Then pull out a baster or a big spoon. Take some of the juices and spread all over the pork and then mix up pork. It is sure that you will have taste all over no matter what.

Well I hope you enjoy another session of Meals with Momma and Jr. Chef. If you have any questions please feel free to email me.

Happy Eating!

5 comments:

  1. That looks amazing :) I want to make it!

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  2. Queen,

    Thank you! If you do please let me know. I would love to hear how it comes out.

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  3. Oh, I have a question, Mara! I have a question! When's dinner and what's your address!? I know you think I'm kidding but I'm soooo not. I can bring dessert. That looks amazing and I mean amazing. I KNOW for a fact that not everyone does it right (ME! :().
    ~ingrid

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  4. Oh my that looks so yummy! Now if only I had the guts to try and prepare something like this! I really like your idea about taking the roast pork juices and using them to flavor the rice. That would make for some tasty meal indeed! Thanks! =)

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  5. Ingrid,

    You are too funny. I dont think we are far from each other either

    Uprinting,
    Thank you. You should try and let me know. I know you would love it. The secret it like my husband says " put your foot into it" lol not literally. But when I make something that he says is delicious. He tells me I put my foot into it.

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