Puerto Rican Roast Pork

Puerto Rican Roast Pork


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About this recipe: A well seasoned roast pork with Latin American flavours. Take the dripping from the this roast to make a deliciously rich gravy. Serve with mash or roasties, along with your favourite veg or a salad.

Donald Struble

Serves: 8 

  • 1.3kg bone-in pork joint
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 dash hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 (240g) jar stuffed green olives
  • 85g sliced pepperoni sausage
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 175ml water

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Extra time:10min cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. Rub the joint all over with salt and pepper, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Let marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  3. Using a small boning knife, carefully poke holes about 2.5cm deep and 2.5cm apart all over the joint. While making each cut twist the knife and insert a drop of hot sauce, slice of pepperoni, garlic slice and one olive into each.
  4. Place pork in a roasting tin and pour in the water. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for about 30 minutes per 450g or until an internal temperature of 70 degrees C is met. Remove from oven, tent with foil and let roast stand for 10 minutes before carving.

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