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I thought this was delicious. I made it along with a turkey for our large family gathering at Thanksgiving. Of course the turkey got eaten and this sat by the wayside since alot of our extended family is afraid to try new things. But no matter, I had lots of left overs for myself to enjoy! I would probably try to inject some of the seasoning next time to add even more flavor!

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DbKnadler January 03, 2010

Que rico y sabroso! I had never had pernil before; I just saw Arron Sanchez eating it on Food Network and had to try it. This is an excellent recipe. I followed the recipe exactly, and it wasn't too salty. I did let the pork marinate for 24 hours. The pork rind (chicharrones) was a fantastic benefit. I got the pork for 99 cents a pound and fed everyone for $8. I'll be making this again. No wonder the Puerto Ricans love this!

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MakeDollarHoller December 26, 2009

I made this recipe with a few changes. I omitted the corn oil because this cut of pork has more than enough fat and oil. I also swapped out the vinegar for the juice of 1 fresh lime. I marinaded it almost 2 days but before i put it in the oven I injected the marinade into the pork. I cooked it as directed and WOW!!! was this ever a tasty piece of pork. Don't think I will ever do it any other way. Btw...I only used 2 packets of Sazon. Combined with the Adobo, I thought it was salty enough for our tastes. Great recipe as is though. Definetely a must try.

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hunterhall_29 December 13, 2009

Foolproof recipe for making a flavorful and moist pernil. The meat separated readily from the bone and the skin came out crisp and chewy. This cut of meat does produce a lot of fat, so it needs to be separated if you are to use the meat's juice for gravy. Thanks for posting; would like to see more of your recipes, though.

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threeovens July 16, 2009

Finally I know what the Vonage lady is talking about! "The roast turkey and the big pernil" Finally!

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Mean Bean December 27, 2010

No changes. Great flavor. Cooked all day on my smoker and used a pan. It came out delish. Dropped it off around 3 today. Wonderful. Next time oven, but I was using the smoker, slight change from original plans, but absolutely came out like it should.!

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SarasotaCook January 23, 2010

Great recipe! Made two pork legs and roasted for about 7 hours. They were fall off the bone tender and delicious!

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Chef Sarita in Austin Texas February 22, 2015

I'm not sure what happened to mine but it was dry and didn't have much taste. I followed the directions to a "T". I even injected some marinade. I wanted to love this. By the reviews for this ...it's just a fluke for me. Oh well on to the next recipe!

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jrusk May 07, 2010
Roast Pork (Pernil) Puerto Rican Style