How To Make Thai Braised Pork Leg Roast

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Last month, my meat CSA sent me home with a pasture-raised boneless pork leg roast. WTF was I supposed to vị with it? Undeterred, I scoured the internet và my voluminous cookbook collection và settled on a recipe in Molly Steven’s All About Braising. Remember? She’s the original creator of the World’s Best Braised Cabbage.

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I modified her Caribbean Pork Shoulder recipe by subbing in fajita và taco seasoning for her spice blend, using a teaspoon of dried oregano in place of thyme, adding a couple cất cánh leaves, và juicing a Meyer lemon instead of a lime.

Time lớn make Slow Braised Pork Leg with Citrus and Fajita Seasoning!

Serves 6

Ingredients:

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3 pound boneless pork leg, tiedKosher saltFreshly ground đen pepper1 teaspoon dried oregano1 tablespoon fajita and taco seasoning1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (from 1 medium orange)¼ cup freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice (from 1 medium lemon)3 cloves of garlic, minced2 cất cánh leaves¼ cup water

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I seasoned my pork leg liberally with salt & pepper. Then, I rubbed on the dried oregano and fajita and taco seasoning.

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For the marinade, I whisked together the orange and lemon juices with the minced garlic. I placed the leg in a gallon Ziploc bag & poured on the marinade. I let the roast marinate in my fridge for 24 hours.

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The next day, I preheated the oven to lớn 300 F & I let the pork sit at room temperature while the oven heated. I transferred the pork leg khổng lồ a large Dutch oven (5 to 6 quart), added the bay leaves, poured on the remaining marinade & the ¼ cup of water.

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I covered the pot with parchment paper, pressing it down until it almost touches the pork, và put on the lid.

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I cooked the roast in the oven for 3.5 to lớn 4 hours or until tender, turning it every hour.

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I removed the string webbing…

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…shredded up the meat…

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…and poured on the defatted braising liquid.

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Pretty tasty but a little on the dry side. Next time, I’m going khổng lồ try this recipe with the cut she recommends: a 4 khổng lồ 5 pound boneless Boston butt with skin on.

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