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Pineapple & Garlic Pork Roast Recipe

We watched Chef last night, a newish movie about cooking. I'm a huge fan of food related movies and this is now on my list of faves. One of the dishes they made during the movie was El Pastor, which is one of my favorite tacos to get at a local Cuban restaurant. They slow roast pork in a combination of pineapple and orange juices along with other things. So.... today I was inspired to cook my 97 cents/pound sale pork roast and come up with my version of this recipe. I used pineapple, orange and lemon juices and mixed in some of my homemade garlic aioli sauce. Simmered in the crockpot while I was out running errands, then finished it off under the broiler to reduce the sauce and brown the meat beautifully. Here are the step-by-step directions below:


5 lb pork roast (I used a shoulder roast with the bone in)

2 cups pineapple juice

2 cups orange juice

1/4 cup homemade garlic aioli sauce

Himalayan pink salt to taste

Place all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours (or 7 hours on low). Place in a roasting pan and broil under a careful eye until top is browned beautifully (basting with the sauce as you go (and letting it reduce at the same time as well). This step took about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest. At this point you could cook the sauce on the stove to reduce further or keep it as it. It's not a thick gravy, but has great depth of flavor and would season steamed veggies beautifully.


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