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Roasted Pork Leg (Ecuador)
Patricia Moyano’s family gatherings at Christmas were big ones, and this favorite recipe she passed along from laylita.com, is enough to feed a hungry crowd and is possibly more than the average home oven can handle. If you’re cooking for a smaller gathering or don’t have enough space in your fridge to let a 20-pound pork leg marinate, you’ll want to halve the recipe.
Serves about 40.
20 lbs. whole pork leg
Juice of 3 limes
40 garlic cloves, crushed
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