Puerto Rican Style Pernil (Roast Pork)

Recipe by jb41848
READY IN: 6hrs 15mins
SERVES: 6-10


  • 5 -8
    lbs pork shoulder
  • 6 -8
    cloves minced garlic
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1
    packet sazon goya (found in most supermarkets in the ethnic aisle)
  • 12
    teaspoon adobo seasoning (found in most supermarkets in the ethnic aisle)


  • In a bowl mix garlic, salt and oregano.
  • With a sharp knife make deep cuts in to the pork only on meat side,and stuff the garlic mixture into the slits.
  • The more cuts the better the flavor.
  • Sprinkle the other seasoning the Adobo and the Sazon all over the outside.
  • Then rub the seasonings in making sure the entire surface is covered.
  • Roast the Pork in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 4-6 hours uncovered in a pan with a rack.
  • Roast the pork skin side down for the first 2 hours and then turn skin side up for the remaining time.
  • Pork should be well done and tender.
  • Make sure all juices run clear before removing from oven.