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Cuban Roasted Pork


  • 1 small (3 to 4 pound) pork shoulder or loin roast
  • Juice of 2 lemons or 1 cup sour orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, sliced

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  1. Marinate pork roast in sour orange or lemon juice for 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Remove pork from juice. Season with salt, pepper, oregano and garlic. Place in roasting pan and cover with foil.
  3. Bake at 300 degrees F for 2 1/2 hours or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.
  4. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  5. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes to brown meat.
  6. Remove from oven and let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Cut into 3/4-inch slices. Top with sliced onions for garnish.

Makes 6 servings.