This was not originally conceived of as a picnic dish, but I've found that it is very yummy eaten cold right out of the fridge the next day, so I'm sure it would be a great addition to a picnic. I'd recommend making open-faced sandwiches with a crusty white bread. If you want to use other condiments, you can broil the rum sauce onto the pork at the end so it's more of a glaze/crust and then serve the sliced pork with sweet or hot mustard or a fruit chutney. The flavor profile is Carribean-inspired, so tropical fruit salsas will go well with this dish too. —clintonhillbilly
dark or light rum
apple cider vinegar
a few drops liquid smoke, or season with smoked salt
In This Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine garlic, ginger, olive oil, liquid smoke, soy sauce, allspice, and cinammon in food processor and pulse until a paste is formed.
Score roast by making small slits with a knife. Rub spice paste all over roast, making sure to get it into the slits.
Roast pork for 50 minutes on a rack, basting every ten minutes with pan juices.
While pork is roasting, bring remaining ingredients to a boil in a saucepan. Let boil for a few minutes, then turn down to medium heat until rum reduces and a syrupy sauce remains in the pan.
Remove pork from oven and let rest 5 minutes, then pour rum sauce over pork and slice. Or, pour rum sauce over pork and broil for another five minutes for more of a glazed pork experience.
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