This is my favorite Mexican pork dish that is always a hit. Can be toned down with less or no peppers and still tastes awesome. If you can find Seville orange juice, use it in place of the lemon and regular orange juice for authentic Mexican flavor. Quite easy to prepare too! Your whole family will love this famous Mexican dish!
Provided by TAWMTHEBOMB
Number Of Ingredients 12
- Poke holes all over the pork with a fork. Rub achiote paste all over the pork, and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the orange juice, lemon juice, and habanero peppers. Mix in the cumin, paprika, chili powder, coriander, salt and pepper. Place pork in the mixture, cover, and refrigerate overnight, turning two or three times.
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Wrap the pork and marinade in aluminum foil or banana leaves that have been soaked in water for 30 minutes. Place into a casserole dish, and cover.
- Bake for about 2 hours, until the meat falls off the bone. The slower you cook it, the better it is. You could also bake it in a 200 degrees F (95 degrees C) oven for 4 or 5 hours, or in a slow cooker without the foil or leaves.
- While the pork is cooking, make the sauce. Bring the red wine vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan. Add onions, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until tender. Pour sauce over pork, and serve with white rice and corn tortillas. Each person can make tacos or fajitas with the pork, the rice and the sauce.
- Make a marinade by mixing the annatto paste, orange juice, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon salt in a large nonreactive bowl until well blended.
- Place the pork in the mixture. Line a Dutch oven or casserole with banana leaves, overlapping the leaves and covering the bottom and sides of the pan well.
- Place the marinated pork meat in the banana leaf-lined pan, then pour the remaining marinade over the meat and fold the banana leaves so that the meat is completely covered. For best results, marinate, refrigerated, overnight, or for at least 3 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
- Cover and seal the pan with aluminum foil, preferably heavy-duty.
- Bake until the meat is tender to the point of falling apart with a fork, 5 to 6 hours.
- Slice red onion in very thin julienne and place in a small bowl. Combine white vinegar, 1/2 cup water and remaining tablespoon salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then pour over red onions. Allow to steep for 1 hour, then serve or refrigerate for later.
- To serve as an entree, unwrap the banana leaves and serve right from the pan with refried black beans, white rice and corn tortillas. Don't forget the garnishes of pickled red onions and whole habanero peppers.
COCHINITA PIBIL (MEXICAN PULLED PORK IN ANNATTO SAUCE)
- Combine achiote paste, white onion, garlic, orange juice, lemon juice, 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 tablespoons salt, 1 tablespoon black pepper, and 1 tablespoon Mexican oregano in a blender; blend marinade until smooth.
- Rub pork with salt and pepper and place in a pressure cooker. Add lard and pour marinade over pork. Add 2 cups water. Close cooker securely and place pressure regulator over vent according to manufacturer's instructions. Heat to High heat until steam escapes in a steady flow and makes a whistling sound, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low or low. Cook for 45 minutes from the start of the whistling sound. Let pressure release naturally according to manufacturer's instructions, 5 to 10 minutes. Unlock lid and transfer pork to a large platter.
- Prepare the habanero sauce while the meat is cooking. Combine red onion and habanero chiles in a gravy boat. Add 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup white vinegar, and warm water. Season with salt, pepper, and dried oregano and mix until everything is well combined.
- Shred meat with 2 forks and return to the pressure cooker with the cooking juices. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook uncovered until cooking juices have reduced, about 30 minutes. Serve with habanero sauce.
COCHINITA PIBIL (OR "PUERCO PIBIL") (SIMPLIFIED)
This is director Robert Rodriguez's version of the recipe with some of the measurements modified and simplified so you're not squeezing 10 lemon halves and wondering how much 8 cloves of garlic is to a cup. I also don't use banana leaves...too much cash and I'm here to save you some money. Trust me, the pork tastes just as good as the leaves are only for show. Let me also say that Annatto is also known as "Achiote Seed". You can get it at any Spanish market in the city in which you live...and I would ALSO recommend using the powder version of ANY of the spices with the exception of cloves and all-spice berries. My pork is also hotter because I'm a spice-nut. Last, but not least, the pork: get it de-boned by your butcher or deli clerk. This takes a minute or less at the store and is VERY worth it. Otherwise, you will spend a LONG time trying to cut around a hand-sized bone inside the meat. I also like to marinate the meat overnight which is the reason this recipe takes HOURS to prepare. If this isn't your thing, one to two hours will do as well but an overnight stay in your fridge will allow the juices to better penetrate the meat. Also, you want the following items: 1) Coffee/spice grinder 2) 1 Large Chef's Knife/Santoku 3) Blender 4) Measuring Cup/Spoons 5) 1 1/2 Gallon Ziploc Bags 6) Casserole or Baking Dish 7) Aluminum Foil (the big, wide foil, not standard) 8) Rubber gloves (for cutting the peppers; if you don't have these, use plastic bags to go over your hands) If you have a coffee grinder, make sure you're not gonna use it for making coffee in the near future because your coffee will have that spice taste. If you don't have a coffee/spice grinder, you CAN use a blender to grind your spices. It DOES work, though it isn't recommended.
Provided by Tabascoman77
Categories One Dish Meal
Yield 6-8 serving(s)
Number Of Ingredients 16
- First, you have to prepare the Achiote Paste. This is used to marinate the pork. First, put the Annatto Powder, Ground Cumin, Black Pepper, All-Spice seeds and whole cloves into a spice grinder. Grind into a fine dust. You wanna do that because if you don't, the dust can be VERY gritty. Not good.
- Cut up the habanero peppers. I use three. I also leave the seeds in and most of the membrane. USE GLOVES WHEN HANDLING AND CUTTING UP THE PEPPERS. I cannot stress that enough. If you use your hands to cut the peppers and then touch the seeds and membrane and then touch or scratch your face or eyes or any bit of your skin for any reason, you're gonna be the sorriest person on the planet.
- Also, take the time to cut up and mince your garlic. You can use your hands to do this.
- Pour in your orange juice, white vinegar, minced-up habanero, add your grinded up spices (if you used a blender to grind up your spices instead of a grinder, you don't have to do this), salt and garlic and then blend well for about a minute. If you think you still have some grit or pulp from your ingredients, keep blending.
- After it's well-mixed, pour in a full cup of lemon juice. I like to just buy the stuff, pre-squeezed. They DO sell all-natural stuff, so you won't be cheating too much when you squeeze it from a bottle.
- After that, add in 2 to 3 shots of tequila. Blend again.
- Get your pork shoulder and cut it into 1 to 1 1/2-inch cubes. Once done, throw all the cut-up meat into a big 1 1/2-gallon Ziploc bag.
- Pour the Achiote Paste you've prepared into the bag with the chopped-up pork and MAKE SURE THE BAG IS SEALED. This juice, when it drips, is capable of staining and leaves a pungent smell due to all the acids contained in it. Once sealed, put it into the fridge and let it marinate overnight. If you don't want to wait, allow two hours to marinate.
- Next, preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Once properly marinated, get your casserole or baking dish and line it with aluminum foil. I recommend using the wider yield because this helps prevent spillage into the dish. Once the pan is lined and you have slack foil on the sides, pour in all the pork and juice and close the foil up over the meat. It wouldn't hurt to add ANOTHER layer of foil and tuck the meat in on the inside of the pan. This prevents any steam from escaping, thus properly allowing the food to slow cook perfectly. Then, add one more piece on top to go AROUND the outside edges of the pan.
- Once the oven is ready, put the entire dish in (make sure to handle it carefully; you don't want it to slip and fall) and shut the door.
- Set the oven timer for 4 hours and don't look back. The meat slow-cooks on its own and you DON'T need to check on it. Doing so makes the oven lose heat.
- During the last 30 or so minutes of the cooking, prepare your rice according to the package.
- CAREFULLY, remove the dish from the oven after the timer has gone off and CAREFULLY, open up the foil, avoiding ANY escaping steam.
- Use a fork to break up the steamed pork into shreds. This allows the meat to absorb a lot of the left-over juice. This also allows the pleasant side-effect of the pork tasting even BETTER the next hour and even the next day.
- If you want to get fancy and act like you own a swank restaurant, get a large lettuce leaf and then spoon out an even bed of rice on top of it. If you don't feel like using lettuce, just spoon out a bed of rice on a plate.
- Spoon out a generous amount of pork on top of the rice.
- Garnish with a jalapeno pepper -- and enjoy. :).
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Trim the excess fat from the pork.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the achiote paste, vinegar, oregano, orange juice, and garlic. Mix well.
- Trim the center core from the banana leaves and run them under hot tap water until the leaves become soft and pliable. Remove the excess water from the leaves and lay them, long edges slightly overlapping, onto the countertop.
- Place the roast in a large mixing bowl and add a generous amount of salt and pepper. Add the achiote mixture and cover the roast with the mixture.
- Place the roast on the banana leaves and wrap it well, completely covering the surface of the roast. Place the roast on a rack inside a roasting pan. Add 2 cups water to the bottom of the pan, tent with foil and place it in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to 275 degrees F and roast for 6 hours.
- Serve with pickled red onions, warm corn tortillas and salsa.
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