Many left such an impression on me, that I begged Chef Raul Correa to share his recipes so I could then share them with you.
During our visit, he prepared a spread of traditional Puerto Rican Christmas Recipes for us that still to this day is one of THE BEST meals I have ever had.
My favorite was the pork roast. Please enjoy this Puerto Rican Pernil Recipe and be sure to let me know how it turns out for you!
An amazing pork roast recipe from Puerto Rico that you'll want to make again and again
- 7 lb. Pork shoulder
- 1 cup Adobo Rub See below
- 3 ¼ cup kosher salt
- 2 ¼ cup garlic powder
- 1 cup ground cumin
- 1 cup ground coriander
- 2 ¼ cup onion powder
- 3 tbsp. ground coriander seeds
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp ground annatto
Mix all ingredients for Adobo Rub and keep in a cool dry place. This makes quite a bit so you will have lots left over to use for other things like chicken or steak!
Rub adobo all over the pork; cover with plastic and refrigerate for 12 hours (max. 24 hrs.)
Take pork out of the fridge one hour before roasting. Remove excess of salt and let it rest at room temperature.
Preheat the oven 400°F.
Put pork in a roasting pan and cook for 45 minutes.
Turn the oven temperature down to 250°F and cook for 90 to 120 minutes or until the pork reaches 145°F degrees in the center.
Carve and pull apart pieces - serve while hot!
A very big thank you to Chef Raul Correa for sharing this delightful meal!