La Caja China Pork Shoulder


Easy fall-apart roasted pork shoulder.






Serving Size
2 servings per lb

1 cup sour orange juice **
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon bay leaves
1 garlic bulb1 teaspoon cumin
3 teaspoon salt
4 oz. of water
4 oz. Pineapple juice (optional) secret ingredient in our Mojo Criollo

** You can replace the sour orange juice with the following mix;
6 oz. orange juice
2 oz. lemon juice


  1. Apply the La Caja China Cuban Style Mojo Marinating Sauce and La Caja China Cuban Style Adobo Criollo dry rub to the meat. Marinate for a minimum of 12 hours.
  2. Place Pork shoulders between the racks and tie using the 4 S-Hooks.
  3. Place Racks inside the box skin side down, attached probe from the wired thermometer and run wire under short aluminum top frame.
  4. Cover box with the ash pan and charcoal grid.
  5. Add charcoal to the roasting box
    10 lbs. of charcoal for the Weekender
    16 lbs. of charcoal for Model#1 Box
    18 lbs. of charcoal for Model#2 Box.
  6. Once lit (20-25 minutes) spread the charcoal evenly over the charcoal grid.
  7. Cooking time starts right now.
  8. Add charcoal every hour until you reach your desired temperature.
    5 lbs. of charcoal for the Weekender
    8 lbs. of charcoal for Model#1 Box
    9 lbs. of charcoal for Model#2 Box.

    IMPORTANT: Do not open the box until you reach the desired temperature.
  9. Once you reach 187 F, lift the charcoal grid shake it well to remove the ashes, now place it on top of the long handles. Do not place on the grass or floor it will damage them.
  10. Remove the ash pan from the box and dispose of the ashes. Make sure you water down the ashes on the ground, they can cause fire.
  11. Flip the pork shoulders over to crispy the skin. This is easily done using our patented Rack System, just grab the end of the rack lift and slide as you pull upward, using the other hand grab the top end of the other rack and slide it down.
  12. Score the skin using a knife, this helps to remove the fat and crisp the skin.
  13. Cover the box again with the ash pan and the charcoal grid; do not add more charcoal at this time.
  14. After 30 minutes, take a peak by lifting the charcoal pan by one end only. You will continue doing this every 10 minutes until the skin is crispy to your liking.


La Caja China offers the best China Box pig roaster in the market. They are easy to use and perfect for any event or party. With these easy steps, you will have a great time roasting your pig!