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There is nothing like a Portuguese bun (papo-seco) or a roll piled high with with tender, juicy and tasty Portuguese pulled pork (Caçoila).
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
3 h
Ready In:
3 h 15 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Pulled Pork (Caçoila) Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Pulled Pork (Caçoila) Recipe

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Posted in: Pork Recipes
Tue, Jun 4, 2019
4 out of 5 with 189 ratings
Views: 77070


2 lbs of pork butt meat, cut in good size pieces 2 or 3 bay leaves Juice of 3 oranges 1 teaspoon of paprika 1/4 teaspoon of Portuguese allspice 1 teaspoon of ground red pepper sauce 1 tablespoon of lard (optional) 2 cloves of garlic Red wine (to taste) Get Portuguese groceries & stuff Get Portuguese groceries and other stuff at Amazon.com

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  1. Rinse the pork meat and place in a bowl.
  2. Add the orange juice, garlic, and spices.
  3. Mix, cover and let it marinate overnight in the fridge.
  4. Place the meat and marinade in a pan and cook over medium heat, adding warm red wine as needed.
  5. Cook until meat is tender and falls apart (about 3 hours).
  6. There should be no remaining liquid at the bottom of the pan at the end of the cooking process.
  7. Check and adjust  salt and pepper.
Recipe Submited By: Julianna Gonyer Coran
Adapted from na Gonyer Corana Recipe by: facebook.com/Fresh-Pond-Holy-Ghost-Society
Photo Credit: justapinch.com


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Anita Millard
Anita Millard - Sunday, September 19, 2021, 1 Month ago
Do you cook it in a crockpot? For 31/2 hours?

No Anita, just stove top.
1 Month ago, Monday, September 20, 2021 (+0) (-0)