Haitian Griots

Recipe by Member 610488
READY IN: 2hrs 20mins




  • In a blender, combine the garlic with the scallions, thyme, black pepper, chiles, onion, bell pepper, orange and lime juices, coffee beans and 2 teaspoons of salt, and puree.
  • Transfer to a resealable plastic bag. Add the pork shoulder cubes to the bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate the pork overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Remove the pork from the marinade and transfer to a Dutch oven or covered casserole dish. Add the water and bring to a boil. Reserve the marinade.
  • Cover and braise the pork in the oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes, stirring the cubes a few times, until tender; transfer them to a bowl.
  • Boil the braising liquid until reduced to 1 cup (approx. 10 minutes). Strain into a saucepan and boil until reduced to 1/2 cup (approx. 8 minutes). Add the marinade and boil for 1 minute.
  • Lightly season the pork with salt and add the reduced sauce. Stir well. In a nonstick skillet, heat the vegetable oil. Add the pork and cook over medium-high heat until the cubes are browned and glazed, about 2 minutes per side, then serve.