Garlic Pork is a must-have for all pork lovers during the Christmas season in Trinidad. This dish migrated to the Caribbean and Americas from Portugal, known as Carne de vinha d’alhos or meat in garlic marinade. In Trinidad, you may hear it being called Calvin adage, which is still a Christmas favorite of Portuguese descendants to this day. This dish has a strong garlic flavor from the pork being marinated in a brine seasoned with garlic and fresh herbs for days or weeks. The meat is then sautéed in oil before serving as a traditional Christmas Day Breakfast. This recipe will show you how to prepare your own traditional Trini Garlic Pork...and who says you have to wait for Christmas? Try it now, and experience the taste of Christmas all year round!
- 2 kg Pork Shoulder
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 6-8 Chadon Beni leaves, chopped
- 1 tablespoon Portuguese Thyme
- 1 tablespoon Salt
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
- 500 ml Apple Cider Vinegar
- 60 ml Water
- Oil For cooking
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