Living here in Florida, we enjoy some wonderful Latin and Caribbean food and this recipe is inspired by a local Cuban restaurant, The Ibor Grill. Their slow roasted cuban pork is sooo good, I tried copying it at home and it turned out great...
I like to call it Slow Cooker Mojo Pork and it couldn't be more delicious or easy to do. I like to serve it with Yellow Saffron Rice, Black Beans, and Sauteed Onions. Be warned: this recipe makes a lot of food, depending on the size pork roast you buy...it's great to cook for a crowd.
The main ingredient is a marinade/sauce called Mojo, which is a delicious blend of citrus juices, spices, olive oil, etc... You can make it from scratch or check in the Latin food section for a bottle.
First step is pour a little Mojo into the bottom of your slow cooker and add a large Boston Butt pork roast, fat side up. Pour the rest of the mojo on top and turn your slow cooker on for 8 hours.
After 8 hours of yummy-smelling torture, remove the pork carefully, it will be so tender and falling apart it's hard to get out. Remove and discard excess fat and then shred the pork using two forks. Top shredded pork with some of the cooked mojo sauce from the bottom of the pot.
While the pork is cooking, I like to dice up a large Spanish Onion and saute it with olive oil and salt and pepper- the onions are great served on top of the pork and rice and beans.
I also cook up a large pot of yellow saffron rice- it soaks up all the pork mojo sauces wonderfully.
Oops! I forgot to photograph the black beans too. I buy the black beans canned in a seasoned sauce and simply re heat them to serve on the side.
I apologize I do not have an "after photo" with the whole meal plated and pretty- we were soo hungry we ate it right away before I had a chance to snap a pic! Anyways, I like to plate it with chopped fresh parsley and a lime wedge or two to add a little "green" to the plate.
We had so much food, I decided to package some up and send it to a friend who just had a baby...
I just love to make a meal for friends...I can't resist decorating it as well with cute tags and ribbons...
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Now back to my Slow Cooker Mojo Pork Post:
And since we STILL had some leftover pork (I TOLD you this recipe makes a lot!) I have even more plans for it since it's one of those foods thats tastes even better as leftovers...I can't wait to show you what I like to do with it in my "Slow Cooker Mojo Pork Part Two" post coming on Friday.
...make everyday yummy...kristy
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