This is the garlicky and grand centerpiece of the Cuban celebration. The pork needs at least 8 hours to marinate in the mojo and about that long to cook, but the results—unbelievably tender meat and crisp, crackly skin—are worth the wait.
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Make Ahead Tips
Once prepared with the mojo, the pork can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours before grilling.
We have made this about 6 times. This may be the best pork roast I've ever had. Do not change a thing! The Mojo is so good, make double!
I've made this twice for a crowd and both were delicious and much complimented. My pork did not have skin but a lot of fat. We still had a nice bit of crispy bits to fight over. I love and use fresh garlic but for this recipe used a 4 oz jar of minced garlic and stirred the ingredients instead of blending. Try the avocado and pineapple salad recipe. Everyone loves that as well. Serve with blacks beans and rice and fried plantains.
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