Garlicky Cuban Pork Sliders

More proof that just about anything that is usually wrapped in a tortilla can easily be repurposed to make an insanely great slider.

These are a combination of pulled pork cooked with cuban flavors topped with mojo. The spicy mayo and the sweet roll bring it home.

Mise en Place
Veggies Meats
3 + 3 juice oranges, juiced 4-5 lb Pork Shoulder, cut into big pieces (6-8)
1 + 1 lime, zest and juice Staples
1 + 1 sprigs oregano, leaves only on one, stalk of other 2 tbs brown sugar
1 + 1 heads garlic, 1 roughly chopped, 1 minced 2 tbs + 1/2 cup EV olive oil
1 large onion, sliced 1 tbs ground cumin
1 bay leaf mayo
hot sauce
kosher salt
slider rolls (i like kings hawaiian)

1 Electric pressure cooker
1 Stick blender (regular blender is fine too)
2 Sauce pans

Step Action
1 Liberally salt pork (2 tbs worth for 5 lbs of meat should do the trick)
2 Combine juice of 3 oranges, juice of 1 lime, zest of 1 lime, leaves of 1 sprig of oregano leaves, cumin, 1 roughly chopped head garlic, brown sugar into a jar and blend with stick blender
3 Put pressure cooker on saute mode, add 2 tbs of oil and sear pork in batches.
4 Once all pork is browned, put all of it back into pressure cooker, add sauce and a bay leaf
5 Cook on high pressure for 70 minutes. Once done, let it naturally depressurise
6 Meanwhile, heat oil on medium in a sauce pan
7 In another sauce pan, put onions, a big pinch of salt, the rest of the orange and lime juice, plus the finely minced head of garlic and oregnao . Bring to a simmer
8 Pour oil over onion mixture, cover, reduce heat to low, and let cook 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool.
9 Mix some mayo and hot sauce together in a ratio that seams pleasing. Start with 1/4 cup mayo and a few dashes of hot sauce and go from there. Add a pinch of salt while you are at it.
10 Once pork is done, evac pork. Skim oil off remaining sauce, and turn on the saute function. Reduce sauce by half
11 Shred pork using two forks, toss with remaining sauce.
12 Strain onions, pick out oregano.
13 To assemble sliders: take a bun, open it, slater with mayo on both sides, put pork on one side and onions on the other, close it. Eat!

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