Asado style pork leg

There is something magical about cooking over an open fire. You got to attend the fire and look at what’s happening.
We are cooking a complete meal with just fire and smoke and it is fantastic. This is a cook you want to share with your friends and family.

Prep Time 1 d 2 hrs
Cook Time 3 hrs
Resting time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Argentinian
Servings 4 people
Calories 1096 kcal


  • 2 kg Pork leg
  • 1 kg Sea salt
  • 2 pieces Bell peppers
  • 2 pieces Zucchini
  • 2 pieces Shallots
  • 2 cloves Garlic

For the basting sauce

  • 1 piece Juice of a lemon
  • 2 pieces Juice of two oranges
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire
  • 1 tsp Paprika powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt

For the bread

  • 400 grams Self-rising flour
  • 320 grams Greek yoghurt


  • A day before the cook you got to dry brine the pork leg with a heavy layer of salt. Now place the pork leg on a rack above an oven tray and in the fridge. Let it sit there overnight.
  • Take the pork leg out of the fridge and rinse the salt off under cold streaming water. Pat the meat dry with a paper towel.
  • Fire up the grill and hang the pork leg above the fire with about a meter distance from the fire.
  • String the vegetables on some metal wire and hang them next to the fire where it can hang for a longer time without them burning.
  • Mix the ingredients for the basting sauce and baste the pork leg with it once every 15 to 20 minutes.
  • For the bread, you mix the flour and the yogurt. Keep adding flour until the dough doesn’t stick to your working surface.
  • Divide the dough into 8 parts and make some balls and flatten them.
  • Watch the vegetables and move them when they are getting soft and start getting some color.
  • Grill the dough balls till they are golden brown on both sites.
  • The pork leg is done when it has a core temperature of 65°C (150F)
  • Now cut up the vegetables, slice the meat, and serve with the bread.



Calories: 1096kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 80gFat: 49gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 208mgSodium: 97749mgPotassium: 1339mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 299IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 221mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Asado, Pork leg
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