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Citrus Chili Pork Roast

Citrus Chili Pork RoastRecipe courtesy of

Recipe Ingredients:

1 fresh orange (juice and skin)
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon crushed chili flakes
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 jalapeño pepper, deveined
2 pounds pork leg or roast, deboned
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Peel orange, discard white skin and chop peel into small pieces. Squeeze orange and reserve juice.
  2. In a food processor, blend together orange peel, reserved juice, garlic, chili flakes, canola oil, pepper, salt, sugar and jalapeño pepper until you have a smooth paste.
  3. To prepare the pork, make incisions into the leg or roast. Sprinkle with Salt and ground black pepper. Cover with orange paste and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Preheat oven at 325°F (160°C).
  5. Place the pork on a rack in a roasting pan. Add 1 cup water. Roast for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until internal temperature reaches 160°F (71.1°C).
  6. Wait 10 minutes before slicing.

Makes 8 servings.

Variations: Serve it cold. Make sandwiches with leftovers.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 270; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 90mg; Total Carbs: 4g; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 35g; Sodium: 350mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of