Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork

Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

I found a recipe for a Cuban Sandwich, that sounded absolutely delicious. I have never heard of or let alone tried a Cuban Sandwich, but after reading the recipe I sure wanted to try one. But first I had to make the pork for the sandwich.

This pork has a delicious crust on it and would be perfect as the meat for a dinner meal. Next time I just might have to make two of them. One for dinner and one for the Cuban Sandwich.

Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork
Ingredients:
3/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1 cup cilantro
1/4 cup lightly packed mint leaves
8 garlic cloves
3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons ground cumin
3 1/2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, in one piece

Directions:
In a food processor, add in the orange juice, cilantro leaves, mint leaves and garlic cloves. Pulse until everything is mixed and finely chopped. Pour this mixture into a resealable bag and add the olive oil, lime juice, orange zest, oregano and cumin. Add in the pork, seal the bag and shake around to mix everything. Place the bag into a baking dish and refrigerate over night.

Preheat oven to 425º F. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet with sides.

Remove the pork from the marinade and place on the wire rack. Discard the marinade and bake the pork for 30 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 370º F and bake for about 1 hour and 20 minutes or until the pork is completely cooked and a meat thermometer reads 160º F.

Transfer the pork to a cutting board and cover with foil. Let rest for at least 20 minutes. Cut against the grain.

Enjoy!!!


Nutrition Facts

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 518

Total Fat

29g

Saturated Fat

4.9g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2g

Monounsaturated Fat

15g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

161.8g

Sodium

109.7g

Potassium

85.9g

Total Carbohydrates

5.3g

Dietary Fiber

0.7g

Sugars

2.3g

Protein

54.4g

Vitamin A 76.3% Vitamin C 42.8%

Calcium 4.2% Iron 12.1%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.


*Adapted from The Food Charlatan.

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