Monday, December 19, 2011

Cuban Pork - Okay, Cuban seasoned pork...the pork was actually American

This tender pork was perfect for a Cuban sandwich, but could be a great main dish too

Cuban Pork
Recipe adapted from Tyler Florence
Photos by Bake Yourself Happy

Cuban Pork

  • 1 lb boneless pork shoulder (Boston Butt)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves

  1. COMBINE pork and 1/2 of each of the following: cumin, oregano, onion, orange juice, lime juice, chicken broth, and bay leaves in an airtight container.  Allow pork to marinate for at least 2 hours.
  2. SET a pressure cooker over medium low heat and add olive oil.  Allow to warm up.
  3. ADD garlic and crushed red pepper as oil heats.  Place remaining onion on bottom of the pressure cooker.
  4. PLACE pork on top of onions, and pour in marinade.  Pour in remaining cumin, oregano, orange juice, lime juice, chicken broth, and bay leaf.  
  5. SECURE pressure cooker and cook according to instructions, until pork is tender and done.
  6. SLICE into strips and enjoy!

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