Course Main Dish
Cuisine Sth American
Servings 8



  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup coriander lightly packed
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 3/4 cup orange juice fresh
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Mint leaves lightly packed
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano leaves packed (or 1/2dried oregano)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • 2 kg pork shoulder skinless and boneless

Mojo Sauce

  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • salt and pepper


  • Combine Marinade ingredients in a food processor and blend until the herbs and garlic are finely chopped. Alternatively, you can finely chop/mince the garlic and herbs then mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Place in a large ziplock bag with the pork. Place in the fridge overnight (in a bowl, just to be safe).
  • Remove the pork from the Marinade and bring to room temperature. Reserve the Marinade.
  • Preheat oven to 170C.
  • Place the pork on a rack in a roasting dish (or on a couple of onions halved, to elevate the pork). Cover with a lid or double layer or foil, slightly tented so it is not pressed tightly against the pork.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 2 hrs 30 minutes. Then remove the foil and return to the oven for a further 30 minutes to brown.
  • Remove from the oven and place on a plate, loosely covered with foil. Rest for 20 minutes before serving with the Mojo Sauce on the side. Decorate with pan fried slices of oranges and extra coriander leaves.
  • Mojo Sauce
  • Place the reserved Marinade, Mojo Sauce ingredients and 2 tbsp of the roasting pan drippings into a small saucepan. Bring to boil and add salt and pepper to taste. You might also want to add more lime juice or even a touch of sugar. Turn the heat down and simmer for 1 minute, then remove from the stove and set aside.
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