Cuban Braised Pork

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This simple, savoury pork shoulder with flavours of citrus, garlic and dried herbs and spices.

Serves 8


For the sauce:

1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

Lemon zest, from 2 lemons

Lime zest, from 2 limes

1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

6 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons dried oregano

2 tablespoons ground cumin

1.8kg boneless pork shoulder, trimmed, tied

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 large white onion, chopped

1 jalapeño pepper, sliced

3 cups chicken stock

3 cups fresh coriander leaves

3 cups fresh parsley leaves

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 garlic clove

1/2 cup olive oil

3/4 teaspoon salt


  • 01

    For the Cuban Braised Pork: Combine 1/4 cup of the oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, lime juice, lime zest, garlic, oregano and cumin in a large zip top plastic bag. Add the pork shoulder, turn to coat and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours.

  • 02

    Remove the pork from the marinade and lightly wipe off excess marinade.

  • 03

    Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a Covered Casserole over medium heat until very hot. Season the pork with the salt and add it to the pan; cook, turning occasionally, until browned, about 8-10 minutes.

  • 04

    Add the onion and jalapeño pepper to the pan and cook 2 minutes.

  • 05

    Pour in the broth, bring to a simmer, cover and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer gently, turning the roast over once or twice, until an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 70°C/160°F about 1 hour 45 minutes to 1 hour 55 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let the pork rest 15-20 minutes. Serve with the Cilantro-Parsley Blender Sauce below.

  • 06

    For the Coriander-Parsley Sauce: For the sauce, combine the coriander, parsley, lime juice, oil and salt in a blender; puree. May be made up to 3 days ahead and kept covered in the refrigerator.

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