Lechon Liempo


  1. Combine brine ingredients in a saucepan and bring to boil for 3 minutes. Turn off heat then completely cool. Submerge pork and brine for at least 8 hours in the refrigerator. Drain.
  2. Preheat oven at 400°F.
  3. Combine all filling ingredients and mix well.
  4. Stuff filling into the pork pockets. Secure by tying. Transfer to a roasting rack.
  5. Roast for 30 minutes then reduce heat to 350°F and continue roasting for another 40 minutes. Remove string then slice into bite-size pieces. Serve.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.