Citrus Chili Pork Roast

Do not completely eliminate hot pepper because results will not be as intended. This dish can also be served cold on sandwiches.

Citrus Chili Pork Roast



  • 1 fresh orange (juice and skin)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon crushed chile flakes 15 mL*
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil 30 mL
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground 5 mL
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt 5 mL
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 5 mL
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded*

* For sensitive diners, eliminate half chile flakes or jalapeno. Do not eliminate all, as results will not be as intended.


  • 1 (2 pound) leg of pork or roast, deboned 1kg
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Peel orange, discard white skin and chop peel into small pieces. Squeeze orange and reserve juice.
  2. In food processor, blend together orange peel, reserved juice, garlic, chili flakes, canola oil, pepper, salt, sugar and jalapeno pepper until ingredients form smooth paste.
  3. To prepare pork, make incisions into leg or roast. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with orange paste and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Heat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). Place the pork on rack in roasting pan. Add 1 cup (250 mL) water. Roast for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Wait 10 minutes before slicing.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Nutritional analysis - per serving: Calories 270 Total Fat 12 g Saturated Fat 3 g Cholesterol 90 mg Carbohydrates 4 g Fiber <1 g Protein 35 g Sodium 350 mg

Source: Guadalupe Garcia-de-Leon

Recipe and photo used with permission from: CanolaInfo