Recado, a sweet spice paste used traditionally in Mexican cookery, is the base of this recipe. This recipe calls for pork, though recado also favors turkey and chicken. A truly unique dish and a must-try.
- 3½ oz. Recado Colorado
- ½ cup sour orange juice or white vinegar
- 6 cloves garlic
- 2 tsp salt
- Banana leaves
- 1 suckling pig thigh
- 2 onions, sliced
In a blender, combine garlic, orange juice, recado and salt to make a homogenous marinade.
Marinate pork for several hours. Wrap the pork in banana leaves with sliced onions.
Place under the broiler and cover.
Cook at 375°F until meat falls apart easily (approx. 2½ - 3 hours).