Puerto Rican Adobo Marinade
|1 medium onion, minced|
|1 whole head garlic, peeled and crushed|
|2 tbs oregano|
|4 tbs kosher salt|
|1 tbs freshly ground black pepper|
|1/2 cup bitter orange juice (if you can't find Seville oranges make a mixture of half orange juice and half lime juice)|
|1/2 cup peanut oil (optional)|
This is a marinade the is commonly used in Puerto Rico at a restaurant called El Rancho Original to marinate pigs before roasting. It really elevates the taste of the pork. It also works on ribs or pork shoulder.
- Mix all the ingredients together and season the pig inside and out with the adobo marinade which should be left on overnight.
- During roasting, baste the pig with the adobo and the meat’s own juices and fat.
- Makes enough for a 10-12 lb suckling pig.