Crispy, juicy Puerto Rican Pernil (Roast Pork) is slow roasted until fall-apart tender. Seasoned with garlic and adobo for maximum flavor, your house will smell as incredible as it tastes!
Puerto Rican Pernil Recipe
For everyone looking for that special Christmas dinner – here it is!
Forget the ham and turkey, this roasted Puerto Rican pork served on special occasions is where it is!
My husband pronounced this the best pork he ever ate and I have to agree!
Crispy on the outside while juicy and tender inside, it’s slow roasted until it falls apart with the touch of a fork.
Keep scrolling for a how-to video at the end!
Oh and the flavor! With a whole head of garlic, it’s full of bold flavor, a hallmark of Puerto Rican-style cooking.
It looks impressive upon the table, but no need to be intimidated since it’s really easy to make.
The hardest part is enduring the tantalizing scent that fills your house while it bakes, but I promise it’s worth the wait!
To get the full Puerto Rican flavor in every bite, you’ll need to season it the night before, so plan ahead for that.
Puerto Rican Pernil is typically made from a picnic cut pork shoulder, but I used a Boston butt (which is still the shoulder) since that’s what was available.
Just make sure to get a shoulder with the fat cap still on it – it keeps the meat tender and flavorful.
This would make a great alternative Christmas dinner or New Year’s menu! Buen provecho!
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