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Garlic-Roasted Pork (Torresmos)

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Total time: 2 hours plus 24 hours marinating | Serves 8
Note: Serve this with Classic Portuguese Beans.
  • 1/2 pound fresh medium-hot red peppers, such as jalapenos, seeded and stemmed
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup paprika, sweet or hot, depending on preference
  • 10 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 (4-pound) boneless pork butt, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • Salt, freshly ground pepper

Step 1Mince peppers and salt in bowl of food processor fitted with metal blade.

Step 2Combine minced peppers with paprika, garlic, white wine and red wine in large bowl. Add pork pieces, turning to coat well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 24 hours.

Step 3Remove pork from marinade. Pour oil in large roasting pan, add pork, season with salt and pepper and roast at 375 degrees 1 hour. Turn pork often to keep moist. Reduce heat to 325 degrees and cook until pork is nicely browned, another 15 to 20 minutes.

Each serving:
597 calories; 448 mg sodium; 122 mg cholesterol; 52 grams fat; 3 grams carbohydrates; 28 grams protein; 0.20 gram fiber.
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