September 2022 Recipes of the Month
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Puerto Rican Pernil (Roast Pork)
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month try an authentic dish to add to your culinary collection!!!
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- 8-10 pounds bone-in pork shoulder (picnic cut or Boston butt)
- 1 head of garlic, peeled
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons adobo
- 2 packets of sazón (optional)
- Rinse pork in cold water and pat dry. With a paring knife, stab 1-inch slits all over the pork, top and bottom.
- In a food processor (or by hand if you have a pilón!), blend all the garlic, olive oil, black pepper and oregano until smooth. Fill each slit in the pork with about a teaspoon of the garlic paste. Sprinkle all sides of the roast with the adobo and sazón (if using) and rub pork with the spices. Place in a roasting pan that has sides at least 2 inches deep, cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
- When ready to cook, preheat oven to 350°F. Leave the roast covered with foil and bake for 4-5 hours, approximately 30-45 minutes per pound. Pork should read 180°F on an internal thermometer and shred easily with a fork.
- Uncover roast and bake for 15-20 minutes to crisp up the fat or broil at 500°F for 10 minutes, watching carefully not to burn.
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- 1 serving of smoked salmon (about 2 oz.)
- 1 teaspoon fresh dill
- 1/2 lemon
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/3 small cucumber
- 1 small radish
- 1/4 avocado
- 1/2 cup of spinach
- 1/2 cup of arugula
- Start by washing all fresh ingredients.
- To make the dressing, combine juice from half of a lemon, olive oil and chopped dill into small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
- Once you’ve finished your dressing, combine spinach and arugula into a separate, large bowl
- Next, using a sharp knife, dice the cucumber and thinly slice the radish.
- Half and carefully remove pit from avocado.
- Slice and sdd cucumber, radish and avocado to the bowl with the spinach and arugula.
- Top with smoked salmon, then drizzle with lemon olive oil dressing and enjoy.