Lunchbreak: Pork Pernil

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Chef Miguel Tenesaca, Carnivale Restaurant


Chef Miguel’s Pork Pernil Puerto Rico Style Ingredients

  • 10lb. Pork Shoulder (Boneless)
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 12 Cloves Garlic (Minced)
  • 1/4 Cup Oregano Fresh (Leaves Only)
  • 1 Tbsp. Dried Oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. Adobo Seasoning 
  • 1 Tbsp. Paprika 
  • 1 Tsp. Salt (Plus More For Seasoning At The End)
  • 1/2 Tsp.  Ground Bulk Pepper
  • 2 Lemons Juice Only
  • 1 Orange Juice Only


  • Mix dried ingredients together, then add garlic, oil, lemon juice and orange juice
  • Rub the mix into the pork
  • Pre-heat oven at 300*F
  • Place Pork Shoulder in oven uncovered for 3 hours at 300
    • First 2 hours cover with plastic and foil
    • Last hour Uncover and cook to get roasted and crispy edges around the pork
  • Use the drippings as your glaze for the pork
  • Serve with rice or mashed potatoes


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