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    Puerco Pibil

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    5 hrs

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    4 hrs

    Luby Luby Luby's Note:

    I got this recipe from the movie "Once Upon A Time In Mexico" starring Antonio Banderas and Johnny Depp. The director (or maybe producer - not sure) Robert Rodriguez made a short cooking show at the end of the DVD showing how to cook this dish. I have not made it yet because the annato seeds were not available locally so I ordered them from Penzey's and they just came in. I plan on making this next weekend so I will post an update on the recipe. NOTE: Rodriguez suggests that you have a coffee grinder just for grinding seeds and do not attempt to grind coffee beans after the seasoning. He states you will never get out all of the seasoning and will affect the taste of your coffee so splurge and buy a grinder just for your seasonings. You can buy banana leaves at your asian market but if you cannot find them wrap the pork in foil. He says the leaves add flavor and moisture.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Put annato seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns, allspice and cloves in a clean coffee grinder and grind very fine.
    2. 2
      Put orange juice, white vinegar, habanero peppers, ground spice powder, salt, garlic, lemon juice and tequila in blender.
    3. 3
      Blend until smooth.
    4. 4
      Place cubed pork and liquid from blender in zip loc bag and marinate for one hour.
    5. 5
      Line a 9x13 baking pan with banana leaves.
    6. 6
      Pour pork mixture directly on top of banana leaves and cover with more banana leaves.
    7. 7
      Cover tightly with foil.
    8. 8
      Bake at 325 degrees for 4 hours.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 10, 2004

      45

      We could not find banna leaves so we put it in a slow cooker. Worked great - very tender and juicy. Served it with white rice and red beans. This dish should be good for a "pot luck" dinner. Has a very unique flavor. ONE NOTE: The spice and juice preparation will stain your counter if spilled !

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    • on July 19, 2012

      45

      Great movies by the way. I've made this twice, the first time I used 5 lemons, too much lemon. I used limes the second time, but only 3. I serve with tortillas, cabbage and some lime wedges, great!

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    • on December 23, 2010

      55

      My son prepared this dish for us last night - amazing! He served it with a cilantro corn salsa and cilantro lime rice and corn tortilla shells - great combination. I suspect this would be a great way to prepare venison as well.

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    Nutritional Facts for Puerco Pibil

    Serving Size: 1 (370 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 664.0
     
    Calories from Fat 403
    60%
    Total Fat 44.8 g
    69%
    Saturated Fat 15.4 g
    77%
    Cholesterol 187.1 mg
    62%
    Sodium 1921.6 mg
    80%
    Total Carbohydrate 8.1 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    6%
    Sugars 2.9 g
    11%
    Protein 54.2 g
    108%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    annatto seeds

    whole allspice

    tequila

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