January 7, 2011

Puerco Asado con Frijoles Negro (Roasted Pork with Black Beans)

If it's your first time coming over to our house for dinner, more than likely I am preparing this dish.  This is the authentic Cuban pork shoulder topped with "mojo" and served with the best black beans you've ever had.  It takes a bit of time to prepare, but it's a crowd pleaser and well worth the wait.

On his first trip to visit me in Lowell, MA, Scott whipped up this dish while I was at work. On my way home as I was walking down the hallway to my apartment, I experienced the most amazing aroma, and thought to myself "God I hope this is coming from MY apartment." When I opened the door, the aroma intensified...and so did my feelings for this handsome Doctoral candidate/volunteer firefighter that was preparing this gourmet meal. And the best part is, he had called his Mom for help several times throughout the process. This was the beginning of my love for Cuban food and Cuban Cooking.

View the printer-friendly Puerco Asado Recipe Card
View the printer-friendly Frijoles Negros Recipe Card
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