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.
Make Ahead Tips
Once prepared with the mojo, the pork can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours before grilling.
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I made this with a boneless, skinless pork shoulder from Costco. It was super easy and absolutely wonderful. We did it on a gas grill (we don’t normally use a gas grill so I was a little nervous) and it cooked in six hours perfectly. There were plenty of cracklings from the fat - no need to find one with skin. We had plenty of mojo with the recipe as written. We will definately make again soon!
Perfect recipe. I served it for a party and everyone wanted the recipe.
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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