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Cuban pork with black beans and rice is a favorite of mine. When my husband and I lived in Florida, this succulent pork dish called lechon asado was common at many restaurants. If you are familiar with my blog, you know that we now live in New Hampshire. When I want a reminder of the tropical climate and cuisine that we left behind, I make my version of Cuban pork with black beans and rice.

My Cuban pork is a slow roasted pork shoulder. The pork used in this recipe is sometimes called a Boston butt or even a fresh unsmoked ham, depending on where you live. This is a simple dish to prepare. Once it is prepped, it can be placed in an oven and roasted to perfection. I have also prepared it in a slow cooker. Of course it won’t have those lovely, crispy bits but it will still…

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  1. I was trying to figure out what lechón asado meant… in Spanish, “ón” usually signifies “great big” (caja = box, cajón = great big box) or “very much so” (err, words I’d better not repeat).

    Big milk roasted?

    So I cheated, and looked up on Wikipedia. Apparently it’s a suckling pig roast, because that’s where the redirect headed. So “lechón” refers to the fact that the piglet is still taking in much milk for its food.

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