Pernil al Horno (pork shoulder)

Puerto Rico Christmas

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In the Puerto Rican countryside, you can often find roadside stands where whole “lechones” are roasted and plates of the succulent pork are sold to passers-by. “Pernil al horno” is the popular homemade version. Usually, “el pernil” gets marinated in a flavorful mixture of garlic, oregano and vinegar and then slowly roasted until the meat is almost falling apart.


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