Pernil (Slow Cooked Puerto Rican Pork Shoulder)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 21
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 567.5
  • Total Fat: 43.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 162.3 mg
  • Sodium: 1,007.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 40.7 g

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This is an authentic Puerto Rican Pernil recipe. This is an authentic Puerto Rican Pernil recipe.
Number of Servings: 21


    - 8 Lbs Pork Shoulder Picnic Cut
    -12 cloves Garlic, Crushed
    - 1 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
    - 3 TBS Olive Oil
    - 3 TBS White Vinegar
    - 8 tsp Salt
    - 1/2 tsp Black Pepper


- With a sharp knife, make 1 inch deep cuts into the pork.

- With mortar and pestle crush garlic. Add olive oil, vinegar, salt , oregano and black pepper together. Mix well.

- Spoon some of the garlic mixture inside the small cuts around the pork, and spread remaining mixture all over the pork.

- Place pork in a roasting pan skin side up. Cover with aluminum foil tightly. Refrigerate at least 8 hours (I prefer overnight)

- Bake at 325 degree Fahrenheit oven for 6 hours, then remove aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for another hour or until skin is crisp (making sure not to burn).

- Pork should be well-done and tender, shred and serve.

Serving Size: Makes 21 6-oz Servings

Number of Servings: 21

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHADYLANE85.

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  • Everyone loved this pulled pork. I used a jar of minced garlic instead of crushed fresh. Easy & delicious, the recipe is a keeper.
    - 6/30/13

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