Chilean Pork Roast
At Chef Camp in Minnesota, this spiced pork roast is cooked over open coals, but we've streamlined it for the oven. It's fantastic, especially with grilled pineapple or Pineapple-Lemongrass Chutney (also on midwestliving.com).
*What is merkén?
Merkén is a traditional smoky, fragrant spice blend of the Mapuche people of Chile, made with toasted goat’s horn chiles and coriander. You can order it online or find it at specialty spice stores, but the pork roast is fantastic with this easy substitute blend: 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika and 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander.