Cuban Style Slow-Roasted Pork recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD. Winter is well and truly upon us. Embrace the drop in the mercury with this tasty Cuban style slow-roasted pork.
Cuban Style Slow-Roasted Pork
- 2 oranges, juiced, rind finely grated
- 3 large limes, juiced, rind finely grated
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup orange-flavoured liqueur, optional
- ⅓ cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tbsp cumin seeds
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 2 tsp finely ground black pepper
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 1.4 kg pork scotch fillet
- 1 brown onion, finely chopped
- 1 green capsicum, deseeded, finely diced
- 1 tsp cumin seeds, extra
- ½ tsp saffron threads
- 1 cup long grain rice
- 2½ cups chicken stock
- 1 tbsp plain flour
How to make this Cuban Style Slow-Roasted Pork:
1 Combine ½ cup orange juice, orange rind, ½ cup lime juice, lime rind, soy, liqueur, sugar, garlic, cumin, oregano, pepper and 2 tbsp olive oil in a large zip-lock bag. Add pork; seal bag and refrigerate overnight.
2 Preheat oven to 160˚C. Remove pork from marinade and place in a non-stick roasting pan. Reserve marinade. Roast pork for 2½ hours or until meat is very tender. Rest, covered, for 10 minutes before slicing.
3 Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, capsicum and extra cumin. Cook for 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in saffron and rice. Add stock and stir until combined. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 8 minutes or until craters form in the rice. Cover and remove from heat. Stand for 10 minutes or until rice is tender. Season with salt and pepper.
4 Heat remaining oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir until combined. Slowly add reserved marinade, whisking constantly until combined. Stir until mixture comes to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Strain gravy through a fine sieve. Divide rice between serving plates. Place slices of pork over rice and spoon over sauce. Serve.
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