Pork Shoulder 'Pernil' with Cilantro-Citrus Adobo

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Tender pork with crispy crust? Yes please. We're having a large family dinner this weekend, and this Puerto Rican-style pernil (pork shoulder) sounds perfect. I love anything with cilantro, and this rub of cilantro, juice from oranges and limes moistens and seals the meat. Seems like a natural fit to serve with these fried plantains. I'll let you know how it turns out. Pork Shoulder 'Pernil' with Cilantro-Citrus Adobo recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence 1 boneless pork shoulder (about 4 pounds), skin on 4 garlic cloves, smashed 1 handful fresh oregano 1 bunch fresh cilantro, plus chopped cilantro, for garnish 1 teaspoon ground cumin Kosher salt and fresh coarsely ground black pepper 2 limes, juiced, plus wedges for serving 2 oranges, juiced 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Place the pork, fat side up, in a roasting pan fitted with a rack insert, and using a sharp knife, score the surface of the meat with small slits. Prepare the adobo: In a food processor, add the garlic, oregano, cilantro, cumin, salt, and pepper. Add lime juice and orange juice. Drizzle in olive oil and pulse until you have a nice puree. Rub the marinade all over the pork, being sure to get into the incisions so the salt can penetrate the meat and pull out the moisture - this will help form a crust on the outside when cooked.

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Roast the pork for 3 hours, uncovered, until the skin is crispy-brown. Let the meat rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes before slicing, covered lightly with aluminum foil. Drizzle with lime juice and garnish with cilantro.

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