Cuban Braised Pork Shoulder


3-4 pound boneless pork shoulder

1/2 cup orange juice

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup lime juice

1/3 cup dark rum

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cumin

15 black peppercorns, cracked

3 large cloves garlic, crushed


Combine all ingredients in a zip lock bag and shake to mix. Marinate 24 hours, occasionally turning to make sure all sides of the meat are treated.

Heat oven to 325F. Place roast in a dutch oven and add marinade. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours, turning once or twice. If liquid gets too low, add some water.

When done, place on a cutting board, tent with foil, and allow to rest for 15 minutes before carving.


Cubano Sandwiches are marvelous things consisting of this pork, ham, salami, dill pickles, Swiss cheese, & Dijon mustard. It's built on a bread similar to Italian & then grilled.