Roast Pork with Cassava

Roast Pork with Cassava


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About this recipe: This authentic Puerto Rican dish is absolutely delicious. Pork is infused with a homemade garlic paste, roasted and served with boiled cassava. A perfect dinner for any day of the week.

Kenny Reyes

Serves: 20 

  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 tablespoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (4.5kg) pork shoulder roast
  • 4 cassava roots, peeled and sliced

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
  2. Place the garlic, salt, pepper, oregano and olive oil into the container of a food processor or liquidiser. Process until smooth. Use a small knife to make several incisions in the pork. Insert the garlic paste into each one using a small spoon. Place the pork in a roasting tin and cover with foil.
  3. Bake for 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven, then check every 15 minutes or so, until the internal temperature reaches 80 degrees C when taken with a meat thermometer.
  4. While the meat is roasting, place the cassava in a large saucepan of boiling water. Cook until fork tender and drain. Serve with pork roast.

Cassava roots

Also known as yucca roots are available at Carribean speciality stores or online.

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