Monday, July 20, 2009

Masa de Puerco, Take 1

2 1/2 lb. fresh pork loin
12 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1 large onion chopped
1/2 cup sour orange juice (or 1/4 cup orange & 1/4 cup lime juice)
2 cups water
1 cup pure olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 fresh onion sliced into rings
lime wedges
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon cumin

Cut pork into 2" chunks. To prepare marinade: mix together garlic, chopped onion, orange juice, 1/2 cup olive oil, oregano, cumin and salt. Pour over pork chunks and marinate for at least 3 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

Remove meat from marinade. Place in pot with two cups of water and 1/2 cup olive oil. Simmer, uncovered until all water boils away, 30-45 minutes. Brown the pork in the oil until crispy on the outside. DO NOT overcook! Add onion slices and saute briefly.

Serve with rice and plantains.