Monday, 11 February 2008

Juicy Pork Shoulder with Lime

Doing the weekly shop at Sainsbury's yesterday, I did something unusual. I bought a pork shoulder joint. I have never cooked anything like this before and I didn't even have a recipe in mind. I have been searching the net for ideas to give this piggy a bit of latin kick. Here is a recipe using one of my favourite flavours - Lime!

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 pork loin roast, boneless, about 3 to 4 pounds
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine olive oil and lime juice. Rinse roast and pat dry. Put in a shallow bowl with the olive oil and lime juice mixture; turn to coat the roast on all sides. Combine the remaining seasonings and rub the roast all over. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours, if desired.
Place in a lightly oiled roasting pan and roast at 180° for about 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. Let the roast rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with a fruity salsa, fresh tomatillo salsa, or pico de gallo. Serves 6 to 8.

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