Cuban Easter Dinner | JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe

Perinir De Puerco or Fresh Leg of Pork | JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe 


  • Leg of Pork
  • 6-8 cloves garlic
  • 4 oz salt
  • 2 oz pepper
  • 2 oz cumin
  • 2 oz granulated garlic
  • 2 oz granulated onion
  • 2 oz oregano
  • Sugar

In a grated oven dish suitable for the size of pork cooking, pork skin side down, make slots in meat and place 6-8 cloves of garlic. Seasoning, traditional Cubans use Bahai Complete Seasoning (make sure to use MSG-free), or season heavily with 4 oz salt, 2 oz pepper, 2 oz cumin, 2 oz granulated garlic,  2 oz granulated onion, and 2 oz oregano to create a rub. With the equivalent of 2 fingers of water in bottom of pan, cover, cook for 3 hrs (depending on size) at 350, until fork-tender. Turn over, make sugar water (4 oz water & 2 oz sugar), brush on skin, and continue to cook until golden brown, about 30 min, or until as desired. 


2 oz chopped garlic

6 oz olive oil

pinch of salt & pepper

1 large yellow onion (or 2 med), sliced

6 oz of sour orange juice - Fresh is best but also sold in the Latin Food Section

In a med sized saucepan over med-low heat, add olive oil, chopped garlic, onion, juice, salt & pepper, and let simmer until sweet & tender.


2-3 raw peeled chopped fresh yuca or 1 bag of frozen yuca, your choice



Bring yuca to as boil in water, cook till fork-tender, drain. Add butter and salt (similar to a potato. Let sit.

Served with the Mojito Sauce.

Morro (White rice w/Black Beans) or The Moors & The Christians


2 oz garlic chopped

2 oz oregano

2 bay leaves

4 oz chopped bacon (raw)

1 lg yellow onion, chopped

1 lg green pepper

1/2 bunch cilantro chopped

2 oz cumin

4 oz olive oil

In a med-lg sized sauce pan, cook bacon until crispy, then add all ingredients above and cook till tender.


8 oz dried black beans, washed, rinsed, and checked

4 oz raw Uncle Ben's Par-Boiled Rice

In a large saucepan, add beans and cook until tender (45 min), on med-high heat. Add 1 pitcher (32 oz) water, then add 4 oz rice, then add Soforito. Let simmer until done (45 min). Add water as needed. Add 4 oz raw Uncle Ben's Par-Boiled Rice and let simmer.

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