Cuban Pork Shoulder In Oven at 300F with Total Seasoning (Sazonador Total) by Goya

Roasted pork shoulder is a staple for Cubans on Christmas Eve (Noche Buena) or anytime of the year. A bone-in pork shoulder and some total seasoning (sazonador total) is the simple combination that will have your children licking their plates and make your dog jealous.

It says “The Perfect Seasoning” so it must be true.

The Problem: As kids grow, they begin to realize they want snacks instead of dinner.

The Solution: Flood the entire house with the aroma of roasted bone-in pork shoulder. This will be in the oven all day so start early and make sure someone is around to watch it.

I don’t remember if we have a pork shoulder in the basement freezer and I don’t feel like digging through the freezer to check. I checked my food inventory database and we had one in there! It will have to thaw in the fridge for about 2-3 days.

The night before: All we need is one 8-10 pound bone-in (picnic) pork shoulder, pam spray (or olive oil), and some Goya total seasoning. Place pork shoulder on a large cutting board and score the fat cap multiple times diagonally.
This will allow you to easily pick at the “pork cracklings” on the top.
Spray pam all over the shoulder (or rub olive oil on it) and season it well. Cover and store in the fridge over night.

Day of: It will take a little less than an hour per pound of pork at 300F. Set the oven to 300F and place the pork shoulder on a rack in a roasting pan. Insert the end of the wireless meat thermometer into the shoulder. Let it cook for 4 hours uncovered and then covered with thick aluminum foil. Once it reaches an internal temperature of 185F, remove the aluminum foil and crank up the oven temperature to 425F. This will crisp the outside and the fat cap on top. Remove the pork when the thermometer reaches 200F internally. Let it rest for 15 minutes before carving on a cutting board.

A wireless meat thermometer will let you know when it’s done!

Food Inventory

The Problem: Opening and digging through a smaller chest freezer. Also, need a way to keep track of food inventory for quarantine.
The Solution: A database accessible from my phone to add, remove, update, or delete items. At the grocery I can see what I have or don’t have at home.

Total Records Found: 87, showing 20 per page
CountItemBrandOuncesCategoryLocationUpdated
2 Steak Ribeye Giant 16 Meat Downstairs Freezer November 5, 2020
4 Chicken Pot Pie Marie Callenders 10 Meat Downstairs Freezer November 5, 2020
1 Turkey Ground Natures Promise 16 Meat Downstairs Freezer November 5, 2020
1 Sausage Turkey Breakfast Applegate 7 Meat Downstairs Freezer November 5, 2020
5 Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich Nestle 4 Snack Downstairs Freezer November 5, 2020
3 Burger Rastelli 5 Meat Downstairs Freezer November 5, 2020
2 Beef Ground Generic 20 Meat Downstairs Freezer October 13, 2020
1 Chuck Roast Giant 37 Meat Downstairs Freezer October 13, 2020
1 Broccoli Cheese Nuggets Earths Best 8 Vegetable Downstairs Freezer October 10, 2020
1 Meatballs Angus Cooked Perfect 20 Meat Downstairs Freezer October 10, 2020
1 French Fries Crinkle Cut Market Pantry 32 Vegetable Downstairs Freezer October 10, 2020
1 Chicken Breast Generic 20 Meat Downstairs Freezer September 30, 2020
1 Ice Cream Mint Chocolate Chip Hersheys 48 Snack Downstairs Freezer September 30, 2020
1 Broccoli Florets Generic 32 Vegetable Downstairs Freezer September 30, 2020
1 Cauliflower Giant 16 Vegetable Downstairs Freezer September 30, 2020
1 Veggie Tots McCain 12 Vegetable Upstairs Freezer September 28, 2020
2 Chicken Cordon Bleu Barber Foods 5 Meat Downstairs Freezer September 28, 2020
1 Bacon Classic Cut Hatfield 16 Meat Downstairs Freezer September 22, 2020
2 Bacon Hickory Thick Hatfield 16 Meat Downstairs Freezer September 22, 2020
1 Chicken Breast BBQ Cook In Bag Giant 32 Meat Downstairs Freezer September 22, 2020

OUT OF STOCK:

Total Records Found: 27, showing 20 per page
CountItemBrandOuncesCategoryLocationUpdated
0 Bacon Hickory Generic 16 Meat Downstairs Freezer November 5, 2020
0 Brussel Sprouts Green Giant 10 Vegetable Downstairs Freezer November 5, 2020
0 Steak New York Strip Giant 10 Meat Downstairs Freezer November 5, 2020
0 Pork Loin Fillet Adaptable Meats 32 Meat Downstairs Freezer November 5, 2020
0 French Fries Straight Cut Ore Ida 32 Vegetable Downstairs Freezer October 10, 2020
0 Pizza Pepperoni Digiorno 0 Other Downstairs Freezer October 10, 2020
0 Pizza Three Cheese Red Baron 18 Other Downstairs Freezer October 10, 2020
0 Burger Chophouse 4 Meat Upstairs Freezer September 22, 2020
0 Burger Angus Miami Beef 5 Meat Downstairs Freezer September 22, 2020
0 Corn Green Giant 10 Vegetable Downstairs Freezer September 15, 2020
0 Carrots Green Giant 10 Vegetable Downstairs Freezer September 15, 2020
0 Key Lime Pie Edwards 5 Snack Downstairs Freezer September 8, 2020
0 Meatballs Angus Cooked Perfect 20 Meat Upstairs Freezer September 6, 2020
0 English Muffins Honey Wheat Thomas 12 Bread Downstairs Freezer September 4, 2020
0 Ice Cream Mint Chocolate Chip Turkey Hill 48 Snack Upstairs Freezer September 4, 2020
0 Italian Bread Maiers 20 Bread Downstairs Freezer September 4, 2020
0 Ice Cream Mint Chocolate Chip Greens 48 Snack Downstairs Freezer August 26, 2020
0 Ice Cream Philadelphia Vanilla Greens 48 Snack Downstairs Freezer August 26, 2020
0 Broccoli Cauliflower Carrots Generic 16 Vegetable Downstairs Freezer August 26, 2020
0 Chicken Breast Adobo Marinated Generic 16 Meat Downstairs Freezer August 16, 2020


I customized the WordPress plugin “Participants Database” to Create, Read, Update, and Delete food items. Anyone can add items but a WordPress login is required to update or delete food items.