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Old 09-07-2015, 07:43 AM   #95
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Originally Posted by Buehler445 View Post
That looks ****ing glorious. Recipe?
This is the Robert Rodriguez (Once Upon A Time In Mexico) recipe.

5 pounds pork butt, cut into 2 inch cubes
5 tablespoons annato seeds
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 tablespoon whole black pepper
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
8 whole allspice berries
2 habanero Peppers, fresh or dried, cleaned and minced (optional)
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup white vinegar
8 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons salt
5 lemons
1 shot of tequila
banana leaves (optional)

Preparation Instructions

Grind the annato seeds, cumin seeds, whole peppercorns, whole cloves, and whole allspice in a mortar and pestle, molcajete y tejolote, spice grinder or coffe grinder.

Blend the cleaned and chopped habanero peppers with the orange juice, vinegar, garlic and salt.

Mix the dry spices with the liquid.

Add the juice of 5 lemons and a nice splash of tequila.

Place the cubed pork butt in a large zip lock bag and add the marinade. Soak 4-6 hours, in refrigerator, turning several times.

Line (8x13) baking pan with banana leaves. Pour in pork along with the marinade. Cover with Banana leaves and seal the pan with foil. Bake in a 325 F degree oven for 4 hours.

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Or you can use the cheater recipe like I did this time and use all those ingredients as a paste, like this:



Combined with this:



Also, I use my smoker at 275 instead of an oven, just to give it some smoke.
The annato seeds can be difficult to find locally but are used strictly for color and do not add any flavor. So while authentic, they aren't crucial to the flavor.
Banana leaves can be difficult to find, but any Mexican or Asian grocer should have them in their freezer section. Same with the annatto paste and the naranja agria (sour orange marinade).
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