This recipe takes some preparation, but is worth it. It has a slight Caribbean taste to it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
3 hrs 30 mins
additional:
12 hrs
total:
15 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 (6 pound) pork loin roast
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the lime juice, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic, and salt until the sugar dissolves.

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  • Place the loin of pork in a roasting pan, and scatter the onion rings and bay leaves over it. Pour lime-ginger mixture over the meat, and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 12 hours or so, turning every once in a while.

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Roast, uncovered, for about 3 1/2 hours; baste frequently with pan juices. For a well done roast, cook until the internal temperature of the roast is 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

387 calories; protein 37.9g 76% DV; carbohydrates 16g 5% DV; fat 18.4g 28% DV; cholesterol 107.7mg 36% DV; sodium 1355mg 54% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2009
We LOVED this! I cooked this in the crock pot for 8 hours and didn't marinate is at all. I only used 1/2 c. of sugar instead of 3/4 c. I used 5 fresh squeezed limes. I think it could have used a little more soy sauce. After it cooked all day, I boiled rice and made gravy out of the sauce that it had been cooking in all day. It was wonderful. Everyone loved it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2002
This recipe was nice and easy. Though none of my children cared for it to much. Read More
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76 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2009
We LOVED this! I cooked this in the crock pot for 8 hours and didn't marinate is at all. I only used 1/2 c. of sugar instead of 3/4 c. I used 5 fresh squeezed limes. I think it could have used a little more soy sauce. After it cooked all day, I boiled rice and made gravy out of the sauce that it had been cooking in all day. It was wonderful. Everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2002
I made this for Easter dinner... wow! Succulent, very tender... it was scrumptious! I followed the recipe exactly, and the results were very pleasing! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2002
Terrific marinade - add a few drops of red food coloring and it will remind you of Barbequed Pork from your favorite Chinese Resturaunt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2003
I made sure to marinate the pork for at least 24 hours and my family said that this was the best pork they had ever eaten!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2010
I alway thought that I hated, loathed, dispised, pork roast. My husband bought one and I grudgingly prepared it using this recipe. I had planned to just eat side dishes for dinner. After making a scene like a little child, I reluctantly tried a bite and to my surprise, I LOVED it! So tender and flavorful. Thanks so much for the recipe! Next time I will cut the sugar in half but it was still fantastic the way it is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2003
If you lik the exotic smell and taste, that is it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2010
Not a fan of pork but I've been trying pork recipes and this is a good one! I did omit the salt because I felt with the soy sauce, it might have been too much for me. I will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2010
Delicious! This was a hit with the entire family. I doubled the sauce and made gravy out of it like many others on this site. Very juicy and flavorful. It made the entire house smell great and everyone was anxious to try it. It did require planning ahead, but it was worth it. Next time I will try the crock pot ideaa someone posted to make it even easier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2011
This is one of the very best roast pork dishes I've ever made! It was a total hit! Instead of a pork roast I used wild hog (a small sow that my husband shot). This receipe managed to eliminate all of the 'gamey-ness' normally associated with wild game. I only had one small little lime so I used both the zest and juice of a lime a lemon and an orange. I marinated it for 24 hours then cooked it in the marinade juices in pressure cooker. Magnificent! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2002
This recipe was nice and easy. Though none of my children cared for it to much. Read More
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