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Roast Pork Leg

Roast pork leg is a great recipe to make on a weekend or during the holiday season. Average preparation time: 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Imagine a lazy Sunday with your family, the irresistible aroma of roast pork leg filling the air while laughter and lively conversations echo through the house. This iconic dish has the power to bring generations together and turn any meal into an unforgettable celebration. But did you know that behind this tasty secret lies a rich history and a culinary technique that transcends time?

The roasted pork leg recipe is more than just food; it's a link to the past, a tribute to tradition, and a gift for the palate. Let's dive into this world of flavors, spices, and tips that make this delicacy so special.

Today, you'll discover the secrets behind a roast pork leg that melts in your mouth, with crispy skin and a juicy interior. A recipe that will become a treasure in your kitchen and a tradition in your family. So, get ready for a culinary journey that will delight your senses and create unforgettable memories. Without further ado, let's get to the ingredients and steps to create the magic in your own kitchen.



  • 3 kg of pork leg roast

  • 1 tablespoon of salt

  • 8 cloves of minced garlic

  • 1 medium onion, chopped or minced

  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon of Bahian seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika

  • 1 teaspoon of chimichurri seasoning (optional)

  • Juice of 2 large lemons

  • Dried rosemary to taste

  • Bay leaves to taste

  • Olive oil to taste


  1. In a large bowl, place the pork leg and make holes all over the meat. Set aside.

  2. In a separate container, combine salt, garlic, onion, dried rosemary, black pepper, Bahian seasoning, paprika, chimichurri seasoning (if using), bay leaves, and lemon juice. Mix well.

  3. Add bacon cubes, placing them into the holes made in the pork leg.

  4. Cover the container and refrigerate for 12 hours to marinate.

  5. After the 12 hours, transfer the pork leg (and the marinade) to a baking dish lined with aluminum foil and drizzled with olive oil.

  6. Drizzle the pork with olive oil, cover with aluminum foil, and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C (392°F) for about 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours (or until it's cooked).

  7. Remove the aluminum foil and return to the oven for an additional 30 to 40 minutes, or until it's golden brown.

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