This Cuban pulled pork recipe is a family favorite. Pork shoulder slow roasted in the oven with garlic and orange juice until it is fall-apart tender.
This garlic and orange pulled pork is great on its own or in a sandwich. It is one of those great “make ahead” meals that you can cook the night before and then put in a crock pot to stay warm.
Season pork all over with salt and pepper. Sear pork on all sides over medium high heat - this will take about 3 - 5 minutes per side to get a deep brown color.
Reserve 1/4 cup of marinade, set aside. Pour remaining marinade over pork, cover and slide into the oven.
After 2 1/2 hours, uncover pork and baste with juices in pot. Roast for an additional 30 - 45 minutes, until a nice bark forms on the outside of pork.
Remove pork from oven and let it cool for 10 - 15 minutes before shredding (either with two forks or with gloved hands). Pour remaining marinade over pork and serve.
This garlic and orange pulled pork is great on its own or in a sandwich. It is one of those great “make ahead” meals.