Caribbean Roast Pork Shoulder

Caribbean Roast Pork Shoulder


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About this recipe: An aromatic blend of cumin and citrus flavours gives a unique flair to this roast pork shoulder.

Lauri Ann

Serves: 6 

  • 1.25kg pork shoulder joint
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 120ml water
  • 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon natural orange extract, such as Dr Oetker
  • 3 dashes Tabasco sauce

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:2hr30min  ›  Extra time:8hr marinating  ›  Ready in:10hr45min 

  1. To make the marinade, mix together in a bowl all ingredients except the pork.
  2. Place pork in a large zip-top plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the pork and close the bag trapping as little air as possible. Marinate in the fridge at least 8 hours and up to 2 days. Be sure to turn the bag every time you open the refrigerator so that all sides are in the down position for at least 2-4 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas 3.
  4. Place pork in a roasting tin along with the marinade. Cover with a pan lid or foil. Roast for 2 hours, then remove the cover and continue roasting for at least another 30 minutes. The roast should be cooked until the centre reaches at least 65 degrees C (slightly pink) or up to 75 degrees F (well done).
  5. Remove from oven and loosely cover with foil for at least 10 minutes before carving.
  6. Scrape the bottom and sides of the roasting tin with a wooden spoon to loosen up and dissolve any dark bits. Sieve the liquids into a sauce pan and bring to a slow boil to reduce slightly. Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly. Add a drop or two of extracts (orange, lemon and/or lime) to intensify the citrus flavours, but be careful not to over power the cumin (which should be the predominate flavour).
  7. Carve the roast into thick slices and place on a platter. Add the juices from carving into the sauce and stir well. Drizzle the sauce over the pork.

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