How to make it

  • Pierce meat all over with point of sharp knife.
  • Crush garlic together with salt, oregano and peppercorns.
  • Moisten pork with juice of 1 orange then rub mixture into pork and set aside for one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Place pork in heavy casserole into which it will just fit comfortably.
  • Moisten with juice of a second orange then add orange skin to casserole.
  • Cover and bake two hours then drain off all but three tablespoons of the pan juices and reserve.
  • Turn meat over and bake one hour uncovered basting from time to time.
  • Drain off pan juices again and reserve.
  • Turn oven up to and brown top of meat then turn it over and brown the other side.
  • Skim reserved pan juices of most fat.
  • Add pan juices and juice of third orange to casserole then place on stovetop.
  • Reduce quickly over high heat then slice meat and serve with sauce.

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    " It was excellent "
    markeverett ate it and said...
    This sounds very much like a recipe that I use for Carnitas (very tasty with avocado and beans in a corn tortilla) but we shred the meat and put it under the broiler for a bit to crisp up any remaining fat. Thanks for the post! 5+
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