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Old 12-01-2013, 08:55 PM   #1
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Cuban Pork Rub

We just got back from one of our favorite spots, Jibacoa Cuba. Over the last 10 years we have visited a small family run restaurant that makes the best Lechon Asado (pulled pork) I have ever tasted. There was just something that made it stand out. I have always pestered Hector, the head chef for his recipe but he has always said "if I give it to you maybe you don't come back"

Well, on our visit last month he divulged his secret ingredient.

His rub is (and yes I have his permission to publish this) and all amounts are approximate, he doesn't really measure anything so I am just guessing by watching him do it.

1 tbsp sea salt
1/4 tsp coriander
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
and the secret ingredient........................................ ......

1 tbsp..............................Unsweetened..... ..................Cocoa Powder.

That's it. Try it with the normal way you do your pulled pork recipe. You won't be disappointed.


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Old 12-01-2013, 09:03 PM   #2
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Well, RJ, I'm going to give this a try! Thanks!

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Old 12-02-2013, 05:33 AM   #3
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I think I'll give this a try on a tenderloin.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:50 PM   #4
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Thank you so much will be trying this !!
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