Garlic-Roasted Pork (Pernil)

Photo: psfreeman

Though Puerto-Ricans tend toward fatty cuts of pork with the skin on, lean cuts like pork loin are just as delicious with the intense garlic rub in this recipe. Serve warm with Island Red Beans and rice. Leftover slices make a good sandwich. This dish can be prepared through Step 1 up to 1 day ahead. Recipe from Eating Well via Diabetic Connect.

Yield: 8 servings
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Recipe Time

Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Marinate: 20 Minutes
Let Rest: 10 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 6 clove(s) garlic, crushed and peeled
  • 2 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon(s) dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon(s) paprika
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper
  • 1 2-pound boneless pork loin, trimmed

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine garlic, oil, oregano, paprika, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender and puree. Rub pork all over with the seasoning mix and wrap tightly with plastic wrap or place in a large sealable plastic bag. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes or up to 1 day.
  2. 2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. 3. Remove the pork from the plastic and place in a shallow roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 145°F, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Let rest for 10 minutes, then slice and serve.
December 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by psfreeman and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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