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puerco pibil

citychickencitychicken Posts: 484
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
i would like to make puerco pibil on the egg. this dish is featured in the movie "Once Upon a Time in Mexico". the recipe specifies that the ingredients are placed in a tightly sealed pan lined with banana leaves. since i want to impart that special egg seasoning, would you all recommend leaving the pan uncovered? Actually i intend to cook this in an earthenware crockpot (without the banana leaves) and placed uncovered in the egg indirect @325.

by the way has anyone any experience with this recipe? any recommendations?

I was watching the DVD and found this recipe as part of the special
features. I was intrigued by the role the food played in the movie.


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 tightly seal the pan with foil to prevent the steam from escaping. Bake in
a 325 F degree oven for 4 hours.


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