A whole pig should not be roasted without being marinated first. The marinade gives the pig all the flavors and spices it needs to end up delicious and heavenly. If you’re looking for marinade recipes, check out these mixtures we found online.
Get 1 ½ cups of chopped garlic gloves and put them in a large pot. Chop three bunches each of fresh thymes, sage, parsley and rosemary. Add the chopped herbs into the pot where you put the garlic. Pour about 2 cups of vegetable oil, a cup of cayenne pepper, a cup of sea salt, two tablespoons of ground mace and a cup of brown sugar into the pot. Pour half a gallon of apple cider and another half a gallon of water. Bring all the ingredients to a boil. Once it has thickened a little, turn the stove off and let the marinade cool.
Food Network posted a version of the citrus mojo recipe. All you have to do is to get a large bowl and combine the juices of 2 Meyer lemons, the juices of 2 limes, the juices of 2 blood oranges, 2 tablespoons salt, 6 large, chopped garlic cloves, a tablespoon of freshly ground black pepper, a tablespoon of ground cumin, a tablespoon of dried oregano and also ¾ cup of annatto oil. Whisk the ingredients well to evenly distribute the flavors of the spices and the citrus fruits in the marinade.
The Three Guys From Miami also have their own version of the famous mojo marinade. It is made by mashing three heads of garlic, a teaspoon of black peppercorns and 2 teaspoons using a mortar and pestle. When you’re done mashing the three ingredients, add in a cup and a half of sour orange juice, a cup of minced onion and 2 teaspoons of oregano. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Now when the time is almost up, get a saucepan and heat a cup of Spanish olive oil. When it has approximately reached 220 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the oil from heat and whisk it carefully into the mixture that you have prepared earlier.
Instead of using citrus fruits, you may also combine 64 ounces of apple juice, a cup of corn syrup (or molasses), a cup of sugar and a cup of your favorite dry rub. Just remember that the dry rub should be finely ground so that it won’t clog your meat injector.
We don’t really share trade secrets but since we love you that much, here’s our La Caja China mojo recipe. It will give your pig roast a trademark Cuban twist!
* 2 ounces lemon juice
* 6 ounces orange juice
* 4 ounces pineapple juice
* 4 ounces water
* 4 teaspoons salt
* 1 teaspoon cumin
* 1 garlic bulb
* 1 tablespoon bay leaves
* 1 tablespoon oregano
We hope you loved reading our blog today that featured delicious whole pig roast marinade recipes! You might also want to read our posts about the adobo seasoning, the delightful mojo criollo, our malta recipe kit, the best Cuban mojo recipe and also our lip-smacking barbecue rub recipes! And remember, to serve the tastiest grilled dishes, only use the best barbecue grill in town. Call us now at 1-800-338-1323 or visit our website to get your La Caja China!
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