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This Portuguese fried pork (rojões de porco à portuguesa) recipe with wine is delicious and easy to make.
Preparation time:
2 h 10 min
Cooking Time:
45 min
Ready In:
2 h 55 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Fried Pork Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Fried Pork Recipe

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Posted in: Pork Recipes
Tue, Nov 21, 2017, 13:57
3 out of 5 with 26 ratings
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1 1/2 pounds of pork, cut into cubes5 cloves of garlic3/4 cup of white wine2 tablespoons of olive oil2 tablespoons of lard or vegetable shortening2 tablespoons of pimento paste1 sprig of parsley2 bay leavesPickles (to taste)Olives (to taste)Salt and pepper (to taste)
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  • This site uses US measurements.


    1. Place the pork loin in a bowl, season with the olive oil, the white wine, the pimento paste, the bay leaves and the cloves of garlic.
    2. Mix well, cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
    3. Heat the lard or vegetable shortening in a pot, add the meat (well drained) and cook on medium high heat for about 10 minutes.
    4. Reduce the heat, add the marinade, rectify the salt, season with a pinch of pepper, cover and cook for about 35 minutes or until the sauce is well seasoned and the meat is tender (if necessary, add a little warm water to ensure that you will have some sauce).
    5. Remove from the heat and serve decorated with pickles, olives and accompanied with cubed fries and sprinkle with chopped parsley.


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    Tracey - 2021-08-22 18:48:17
    What kind of olives? Green or black or Kalamata? What kind of pickles - sweet or dill?

    Hi Tracey, to taste leaves it up to the person making this dish to use those ingredients to taste, go with whatever you like best for the pickles, olives and quantity.
    1 Month ago, Sun, Aug 22, 2021, 21:25:35 (+0) (-0)
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