• prep: 30 min
  • cook: 9 hr
  • total: 9 hr 30 min
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    Cochinita pibil A popular dish in the Yucat´n, where it is traditionally cooked in a pit, cochinita pibil may be the most tender, flavorful pork preparation on the planet. Some of its subtle earthiness is imparted by the banana leaves that envelop the meat while it's cooking. The leaves aren't meant to be eaten, though.

    Ingredients

    • 6 pound boneless pork shoulder (not lean), cut into 3-inch chunks
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/2 cup fresh Seville (bitter) orange juice
    • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
    • 3 tablespoons annatto (achiote) seeds
    • 6 garlic cloves
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (preferably Mexican), crumbled
    • 1 large white onion, halved lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
    • 3 fresh or thawed frozen banana leaves
    • Accompaniments: habanero salsa ; warm tortillas or rice
    • an electric coffee/spice grinder; a 15- by 1O-inch roasting pan (2 inches deep)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 949 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 65 g 99.24%
    • Saturated Fat: 24 g 118.51%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 293 mg 97.52%
    • Sodium: 967 mg 40.3%
    • Calcium: 109 mg 10.88%
    • Potassium: 1212 mg 34.63%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 5 mg 28.81%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 8 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 4.35%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 79 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 5 g
    • Vitamin A 7.17%
    • Vitamin C 21.3%
    • Vitamin D 45.92%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat8
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat11
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total12 oz-eq

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