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This mojo pork is super good and super easy...

Provided by richgator

Categories     Main Dish Recipes     Pork     100+ Pulled Pork Recipes

Time 8h20m

Yield 10

Number Of Ingredients 14

1 (3 1/2) pound boneless pork butt, trimmed of excess fat and cut into big chunks
¾ cup chicken broth
½ cup orange juice
¼ cup lime juice
¼ cup lemon juice
1 onion, cut into big chunks
1 jalapeno pepper, halved
1 head garlic, cloves separated and peeled
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
2 bay leaves


  • Combine pork, chicken broth, orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, onion, jalapeno, garlic, salt, oregano, black pepper, cumin, paprika, and bay leaves in a slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on Low until pork shreds easily with a fork, 8 to 10 hours.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 176.7 calories, Carbohydrate 6.8 g, Cholesterol 60.2 mg, Fat 6.9 g, Fiber 0.7 g, Protein 21.3 g, SaturatedFat 2.4 g, Sodium 479.6 mg, Sugar 2.5 g


Mojo Marinated Pork image

Provided by Bobby Flay

Categories     main-dish

Time 3h25m

Yield 8 servings

Number Of Ingredients 22

4 1/2 cups fresh orange juice, divided
1 1/4 cups fresh lime juice, divided
1 orange, zested
1 lime, zested
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh oregano, divided
12 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
1 bone-in pork shoulder (about 4 to 6 pounds), trimmed of excess fat
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Mojo Dipping Sauce, recipe follows
Plantains with Rum and Brown Sugar, recipe follows
8 cloves garlic
1 serrano chile, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup light brown muscavado sugar
3 ripe plantains, peeled and sliced on the bias into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1/2 cup dark rum


  • Combine 4 cups of the orange juice and 1 cup of the lime juice and zest in a large saucepan over high heat and reduce to 2 cups. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining orange juice and lime juice add a few cloves of garlic and 1/4 cup of the oregano. Let cool to room temperature.
  • Using a paring knife, make small slits over the entire surface of the pork and rub the garlic into the slashes. Whisk together the oil and remaining 1/4 cup of the oregano in a large roasting pan, add the pork and turn to coat, cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Remove the pork from the refrigerator 30 minutes before roasting. Season the pork with salt and pepper and cook for 30 minutes. Reduce the heat to 375 degrees F and continue roasting, basting with the marinade during the last 30 minutes of roasting until golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reaches 150 degrees F. Remove from the oven, baste with any remaining glaze, tent loosely and let rest 15 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve the pork with the Mojo Dipping Sauce and the Plantains with Rum and Brown Sugar.
  • Using a mortar and pestle, mash the garlic, serrano, cilantro and a few pinches of salt until it becomes a paste. Add the orange juice, lime juice and oil and stir to combine.
  • Heat butter in a large saute pan over high heat. Add the sugar and cook until melted. Add the plantains and cook until soft and heated through. Remove pan from the heat, add the rum, return to the heat and cook until the alcohol has reduced.


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Rob Rainford's cuban style pork on the grill... this citrusy and slightly spicy flavor makes for a nice change from the usual barbeque fare.

Provided by Whipper

Categories     Pork

Time 28m

Yield 4 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 12

2 pork tenderloin
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon orange rind, grated
1 teaspoon lime peel, grated
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste


  • Puree the first 9 mojo marinade ingredients in a blender while slowly adding the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer 1/2 cup of the mojo marinade into a container to keep in the fridge for later as a dipping sauce.
  • Place the pork tenderloins in a ziplock bag and pour the remaining mojo marinade into the bag with it. Squeeze out the air, seal and place in the fridge overnight.
  • Preheat grill to 350°F.
  • Remove pork from marinade and remove excess marinade from it, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the pork on the grill over direct heat and grill for 15-18 minutes, turning every 4 minutes for even gold browning.
  • Remove pork from the grill and cover with aluminum foil and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Warm reserved mojo marinade to use as a dipping sauce.


Mojo Pork Chops with Plantains image

Provided by Food Network Kitchen

Categories     main-dish

Time 55m

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 11

1 orange
1 grapefruit
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
2 teaspoons cumin seeds, crushed
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
2 pounds thin bone-in pork chops
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 ripe plantains (or 1 pound potatoes), peeled and quartered


  • Cut a 2-inch strip of zest from both the orange and grapefruit; place in a glass bowl. Squeeze 3 tablespoons juice from each fruit into the bowl (set the fruit aside). Whisk in 3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1 tablespoon oregano, the cumin seeds, and salt and pepper to taste. Poke the pork chops with a fork, then add them to the marinade, turning to coat. Set aside for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the mojo sauce: Squeeze 1 tablespoon each orange and grapefruit juice into another bowl; whisk in the remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar, 5 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon oregano, garlic and parsley. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Boil the plantains in a saucepan of salted water, covered, until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, reserving about 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Smash the plantains with a potato masher, drizzling with olive oil and some of the cooking liquid. Season with salt and pepper; keep warm.
  • Heat 2 medium skillets over medium-high heat. Remove the pork from the marinade; pat dry. Brush the chops lightly with some of the mojo sauce; sear until golden and slightly crisp on one side, about 5 minutes. Turn and cook about 3 more minutes. Divide the pork and plantains among plates and drizzle with more mojo sauce.


Cuban Pork Chops with Mojo image

Provided by Guy Fieri

Categories     main-dish

Time 1h45m

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 17

1 cup plus 1/4 cup orange juice, divided
1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, divided
1/4 cup white vinegar
4 (1-inch-thick) bone-in pork chops
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
3 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup white wine
1 cup watercress, for garnish
1 Roma tomato, chopped, for garnish
1/2 avocado, sliced, for garnish


  • In a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag, combine 1 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup lime juice, and vinegar. Add pork and let it sit and marinate for about 1 hour in refrigerator.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine all dried spices. Pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel and rub with the dry spice mixture.
  • Heat oil in a large saute pan over high heat. Place the pork chops in the pan and sear on 1 side until brown. Flip over and turn the heat down to medium-low. Add onion and saute for 2 minutes. Then add the garlic and continue to cook until garlic begins to brown. Pour in the remaining 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup lime juice, and white wine. Simmer until the liquid is slightly reduced and begins to thicken. The chops should be cooked through.
  • Remove the chops from pan and put on a warm plate. Continue to reduce juices in pan by half. Pour over the chops and serve immediately.
  • Garnish with watercress, tomatoes and avocado.


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Provided by Food Network

Categories     main-dish

Time 18h20m

Yield 10 to 12 servings

Number Of Ingredients 10

8 cups orange juice
8 ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice
8 ounces roasted garlic
4 tablespoons oregano leaf
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons black pepper
6 to 8 bay leaves
1 medium onion, minced
One 8 to 10-pound bone-in Boston butt
1 tablespoon dried oregano powder


  • Combine the orange juice, lemon juice, roasted garlic, oregano leaf, salt, pepper, bay leaves and onions, and mix in a large jar with a tight fitting lid. Marinade is best if refrigerated for up to 8 hours and will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks.
  • Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
  • Ladle 10 ounces of marinade on top of the Boston butt in a roasting pan and sprinkle the oregano powder on top. Place in the oven and bake uncovered for 10 hours. (Danny likes to prepare his marinade in the morning, allow it to ferment throughout the day and places his Boston Butt in the oven to cook overnight.)


Cuban-Style Roast Pork Shoulder With Mojo Recipe image

Cuban mojo-marinated roast pork should be juicy, succulent, intensely porky, and melt-in-your-mouth tender.

Provided by J. Kenji López-Alt

Categories     Mains

Time 8h30m

Yield 10

Number Of Ingredients 15

For the Mojo:
8 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons (8g) ground cumin
2 teaspoons (8g) freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup (about 1 small handful) minced fresh oregano leaves
1/2 cup (120ml) fresh juice from 1 to 2 oranges (see Note)
1/4 cup (60ml) fresh juice from 3 to 4 limes (see Note)
1/4 cup (60ml) extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
For the Pork and to Finish:
1 (6-8 pound; 3-3.5kg) boneless pork shoulder roast, rind removed
1/4 cup (about 1 small handful) finely chopped fresh mint leaves
3 tablespoons (about 3 very large pinches) finely chopped fresh oregano leaves
Lime wedges, for serving
Steamed rice, black beans , and maduros , for serving


  • For the Mojo: Combine garlic, cumin, pepper, oregano, orange juice, lime juice, and olive oil in a large bowl and whisk. Season to taste generously with salt. Transfer half of mojo to a sealed container and reserve in refrigerator. Add pork to remaining mojo and turn to coat. If desired, transfer pork and marinade to a gallon-sized zipper-lock bag and refrigerate 2 hours or up to overnight before continuing.
  • For the Pork and to Finish: Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 275°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a double layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Place pork and juices on top and fold up foil, crimping to seal loosely but making sure that there is room for air to circulate inside. Place in oven and roast for 3 hours. Fold back foil, increase oven temperature to 325°F, and continue roasting, basting pork with pan juices occasionally, until pork shows almost no resistance when a metal skewer or knife is inserted into it and the surface is crackly and brown, 2 to 3 hours longer. Remove pork from oven and let rest 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Pour accumulated pork juices into a bowl and discard all except 1 cup. Add reserved mojo to pork drippings, along with fresh chopped mint and oregano. Whisk together and season to taste with salt.
  • Serve shredded pork, passing mint mojo and lime wedges on the side. Serve rice, beans, and plantains on the side. Reserve any leftovers for sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 257 kcal, Carbohydrate 22 g, Cholesterol 39 mg, Fiber 1 g, Protein 13 g, SaturatedFat 4 g, Sodium 190 mg, Sugar 1 g, Fat 13 g, ServingSize Serves 6 to 10, UnsaturatedFat 0 g


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Make and share this Mojo Pork Tenderloin recipe from

Provided by Gourmet Muse

Categories     Pork

Time 1h

Yield 4 4 ounce servings, 4 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 9

2 navel oranges, juice of
1 lime, juice of
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley (chopped fine)
1 tablespoon fresh oregano (chopped fine)
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leave
1 garlic clove (minced)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
16 ounces pork tenderloin (well trimmed)


  • Mix together the orange juice, lime juice, chopped parsley, chopped oregano, thyme leaves, minced garlic, salt and olive oil in a large glass bowl. (This makes approximately 3 cups.).
  • Place the pork tenderloins in a zipper bag and add two cups of the marinade. Seal the bag and marinate at least overnight. Place the remaining marinade in the refrigerator.
  • When you are ready to cook the pork, place a large non-stick skillet in an oven and preheat to 450°F.
  • While the pan is preheating, remove the marinating pork tenderloin and the extra marinade. Strain the cup of extra marinade in a small sauce pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer gently to reduce by half.
  • Remove the pork tenderloins and place them on a plate. Strain the remaining marinade and discard the strained herbs and garlic, reserving the liquid.
  • Place the pork tenderloins in the preheated pan and return the pan to the oven. Cook for about 4 minutes and turn the pork every 3 minutes after that, until all the sides are seared. After the second turn, baste with 1/2 cup of the strained marinade, coating the tenderloins well.
  • As the pork cooks and the marinade is reduced, continue to baste with 1/4 to 1/2 cup at a time to create a caramelized glaze on the pork. It should take 20 - 25 minutes to reach an internal temperature of 160°F As the pork is finishing, add the remaining marinade to create a syrupy sauce.
  • Remove the pork from the oven and let rest on the counter for about 3 minutes before carving. Serve with the reduced sauce from the pan.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 189.9, Fat 9.6, SaturatedFat 2.6, Cholesterol 74.8, Sodium 203.4, Carbohydrate 1.5, Fiber 0.3, Sugar 0.2, Protein 23.5


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This recipe is an accompaniment for Braised Pork with Mojo Sauce .

Categories     Sauce     No-Cook     Quick & Easy     Lime     Orange     Spice     Cilantro     Oregano     Bon Appétit

Yield Makes about 2 1/3 cups

Number Of Ingredients 10

1 cup olive oil
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
8 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper


  • Whisk all ingredients in medium bowl.


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Garlic, red-pepper flakes, and citrus from orange and lime juices give Cuban mojo its kick. Also try it with scallops or chicken kebabs.

Provided by Martha Stewart

Categories     Food & Cooking     Appetizers     Finger Food Recipes

Time 55m

Number Of Ingredients 8

1/3 cup olive oil, plus more for grill
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
3 tablespoons lime juice (from 2 limes)
1/4 cup orange juice (from 2 oranges), plus 1 orange, cut into 16 pieces
2 pork tenderloins (about 2 pounds total), cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 large English cucumber, cut into 1-inch rounds
Salt and pepper


  • In a small pot, combine oil, garlic, and red-pepper flakes over medium-low. Cook until garlic is soft, 15 minutes, swirling occasionally. Remove from heat, stir in lime and orange juices, and let cool 15 minutes.
  • In a zip-top bag, toss pork with half the marinade and refrigerate at least 30 minutes (or up to 12 hours); refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Thread pork, orange, and cucumber onto skewers. Season with salt and pepper. Grill kebabs 3 to 5 minutes per side for medium. Brush with reserved marinade and serve.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 327 g, Fat 17 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 33 g, SaturatedFat 4 g


Instant Pot Cuban Mojo Pork image

This Instant Pot take on the classic Cuban lechon asado means you get all the flavors of tender shredded pork shoulder in a fraction of the time. The mojo marinade, loaded with garlic and onion, is typically made with sour oranges, but a combination of oranges and limes delivers that same tang. I promise you: The mojo is so good you could drink it! If you love it as much as I do, you can even make extra to serve on the side.

Provided by Gabriela Rodiles

Categories     main-dish

Time 4h25m

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 10

3/4 cup fresh orange juice (from 4 to 5 oranges)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 3 limes)
1/2 yellow onion, cut in large chunks
8 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 to 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, skin and excess fat removed, cut into 4 pieces
2 tablespoons canola oil


  • For the mojo: Combine the orange juice, lime juice, onion, garlic, olive oil, oregano, cumin, 3 teaspoons kosher salt and a few grinds pepper in a blender. Blend until smooth and the mojo is emulsified. Set aside.
  • For the pork: Pierce some small slashes in the pork with a sharp paring knife to allow the mojo marinade to penetrate. Place the pork in a large bowl. Add the mojo, cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 8 hours.
  • When ready to cook, remove the pork from the bowl and dab off the excess marinade. Reserve the marinade in the bowl for cooking.
  • Set a 6- to 8-quart Instant Pot® to saute and add the canola oil (see Cook's Note). Cook each piece of pork until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Depending on the size of your pork and Instant Pot, you may need to do this in batches. Combine all the pork with the reserved marinade in the pot. Follow the manufacturer's guide for locking the lid and preparing to cook. Set to pressure cook on high for 1 hour. (It will take 8 to 10 minutes to come up to pressure.)
  • After the pressure-cook cycle is complete, follow the manufacturer's guide for natural release. After 20 minutes, being careful to release any remaining steam, unlock and remove the lid.
  • Remove the pork to a medium bowl. Strain the liquid from the Instant Pot through a fine-mesh sieve, then remove and discard the grease and solids. Return the liquid to the pot, set to saute and simmer until the sauce is reduced by half, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, shred the pork with 2 forks. Once the sauce is reduced, toss with the shredded pork and serve.


Mojo pork skewers with Cuban coolers image

This orange Mojo sauce is great for marinading meat - serve as a snack with cooling beer cocktails or make more substantial with flatbreads and salad

Provided by Sara Buenfeld

Categories     Dinner, Starter

Time 25m

Number Of Ingredients 12

4 tbsp olive oil
6 garlic cloves , finely crushed
1 tsp cumin seed , lightly crushed
juice 2 oranges , plus wedges to serve
juice 2 limes
generous pinch fresh thyme
500g lean pork fillet , diced
crushed ice
juice 5 limes , plus 1 halved and sliced to serve
85g caster sugar
3 x 330ml bottles lager , chilled
1l bottle ginger ale, chilled


  • To make the skewers, pour the oil into a large heavy-based pan, add the garlic and cook over a low heat until cooked and starting to toast - take care not to burn. Tip in the cumin, stir briefly, then add the citrus juices, thyme and some seasoning. Allow to boil for several mins to concentrate and make a sauce. Cool.
  • Put your pork into a bowl, and stir in three-quarters of the cooled marinade. Leave to marinate for 1 hr at room temperature or overnight in the fridge.
  • When ready to serve, thread the pork onto 18 pre-soaked wooden skewers. Griddle for 2 mins on each side or until cooked. Arrange on a platter, pour over the remaining sauce and serve garnished with orange wedges.
  • To make the coolers, put a handful of crushed ice into each of 6 tall glasses. Stir the lime juice and sugar together until the sugar dissolves, then tip into the glasses. Divide the lager, then the ginger ale between the glasses, top with lime slices and serve with the pork skewers.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 182 calories, Fat 10 grams fat, SaturatedFat 2 grams saturated fat, Carbohydrate 3 grams carbohydrates, Sugar 2 grams sugar, Protein 21 grams protein, Sodium 0.1 milligram of sodium


Slow Cooker Mojo Pork image

A Cuban-style pork roast marinated and cooked low and slow. Normally bitter oranges are used but they can be hard to find. To make it easy I subbed limes and oranges, using both the juices and the zest. Serve with black beans and white rice for a complete meal. Plan ahead because this roast is marinated from 6 hours to overnight.

Provided by Yoly

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     Latin American     Caribbean

Time 13h25m

Yield 16

Number Of Ingredients 13

1 (4 pound) pork butt roast
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
¾ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup chopped cilantro
6 cloves garlic, pressed
2 oranges, zested
1 lime, zested
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin


  • Score fat side of the pork in a crosshatch pattern, cutting about 1/8 inch deep. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Combine orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, garlic, orange zest, lime zest, bay leaves, oregano, and cumin in a large resealable bag. Add pork butt and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours. Flip the bag over occasionally and rub over roast to evenly distribute marinade.
  • Place roast and marinade in the slow cooker. Cook on Low until meat is fork-tender, 7 to 8 hours.
  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.
  • Transfer pork into a roasting pan, fat-side up. Broil until lightly browned and the skin has crisped, 4 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 313.6 calories, Carbohydrate 3 g, Cholesterol 64.9 mg, Fat 27.1 g, Fiber 0.3 g, Protein 14.9 g, SaturatedFat 8 g, Sodium 1535.9 mg, Sugar 1.4 g


Mojo Pork Tenderloin image

Delicious and easy. When planning, please allow for at least 8 hours of marinade time. Leftovers (if you have any) are perfect for a Cuban sandwich.

Provided by PanNan

Categories     Cuban

Time 55m

Yield 4 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 10

8 limes, juiced
2 oranges, juiced
1 orange, sliced
1 bulb of garlic, peeled and crushed
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 lbs pork tenderloin


  • Juice two of the oranges and all of the limes into a bowl. Add the garlic to the bowl along with a quarter cup of freshly chopped cilantro. Whisk in your cumin, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  • Pour the marinade into a plastic bag and add your tenderloin. Set aside in the fridge for six hours, (overnight if you can, but 6 hours will get you 90% of the way there).
  • Once the meat is done marinating, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and grab a cast iron pan, add a few ounces of vegetable oil and proceed to bring it up to medium-high heat on your stovetop.
  • Take your tenderloin and place it in your hot pan allowing it 60 seconds or so on a side before giving it a quarter turn. After the third turn remove from heat and slide in your probe thermometer.
  • Set the thermometer to 145 degrees F and move the whole pan to the oven. It should take about 30 - 45 minutes to reach the desired temperature Once done remove from the pan and allow to rest 15 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 547.1, Fat 33.8, SaturatedFat 5.8, Cholesterol 110.7, Sodium 968.1, Carbohydrate 29, Fiber 6.5, Sugar 11.6, Protein 37.8


Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork image

A traditional Cuban roasted pork recipe that is very simple, yet packed with tons of flavor! There is nothing to this pork except an amazing marinade, but it is honestly some of the best meat I've ever put in my mouth. I found this recipe on Pinterest with a link to a blog by "The Food Charlaton". I am posting the recipe exactly as found. This was so delicious and I can't wait to make it again!

Provided by landlocked 2

Categories     Very Low Carbs

Time 2h10m

Yield 8-10 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 12

3/4 cup olive oil (extra-virgin)
1 tablespoon orange zest
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 cup mint leaf, lightly packed and finely chopped
8 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon oregano, minced (2 teaspoons dried oregano)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon kosher salt (recipe didn't have a measurement I guesstimated based on what I did)
1 teaspoon black pepper (recipe didn't have a measurement I guesstimated based on what I did)
3 1/2 lbs boneless pork shoulder


  • If you have a food processor: Add the orange juice, cilantro leaves, mint leaves, and smashed (not minced) garlic cloves, and pulse until everything is finely chopped. Add this mixture to a ziplock bag, along with the rest of the oil, zest, lime juice, oregano, and cumin.
  • If you don't have a food processor: In a large ziplock bag, combine olive oil, orange zest, orange juice, lime juice, chopped cilantro, chopped mint, minced garlic, oregano, and cumin. Shake it around a bit to mix it up, then add the pork shoulder.
  • Place the zipped up bag in a baking dish, and put it in the fridge overnight, or several hours at least.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place a wire rack (I used a cooking rack) over a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Place the pork on the rack and discard the marinade. Salt and pepper the pork well.
  • Roast the pork for 30 minutes. It should be lightly browned.
  • Turn the oven down to 375 degrees F. Roast for another 1 hour and 20-30 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 160.
  • Transfer to a cutting board, cover with aluminum foil and let rest at least 20 minutes.
  • Carve against the grain and serve.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 705, Fat 60.6, SaturatedFat 16.7, Cholesterol 141, Sodium 429.4, Carbohydrate 5.6, Fiber 0.6, Sugar 2.3, Protein 33.8


Mojo Marinade image

Provided by Matt Lee

Categories     Sauce     Marinate     Quick & Easy     Healthy     Jalapeño     Oregano     Lemon Juice     Lime Juice     Orange Juice     Bon Appétit

Yield Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Number Of Ingredients 9

1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup fresh oregano, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup corn or vegetable oil
10 garlic cloves, minced
3 jalapeños, sliced into rounds
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until salt is dissolved.
  • Reserve 2/3 cup marinade for sauce. Put pork or seafood in a glass, stainless-steel, or ceramic dish. Toss with remaining marinade. Cover; chill for 3-8 hours.
  • Remove pork or seafood from marinade, pat dry, and grill.
  • The Finish:
  • Spoon reserved sauce over meat or fish just before serving.


Cuban Roast Pork With Mojo Criollo image

An excellent dish to serve for New Year's, when you're tired of traditional American food after all that turkey. This is my most requested recipe. It's easy to prepare, but you need to allow for a long roasting period for the meat to fall apart. The Mojo Criollo (onion/garlic) sauce is served on the side and is a nice accompaniment. Don't skip the marinating procedure for the Mojo sauce - it's just not right without it. I like to add the juice of two blood oranges to perk up the color - it's optional as it does not really change the flavor. Use any cut of pork roast -- I've used tenderloin, extra thick cut chops, picnic cut roast and everything in between, basically whatever is on sale. Just don't use the cuts that are packaged in a salt solution. You can substitute store bought crushed garlic from the jar for the garlic used in the marinade, but for the Mojo sauce, only fresh garlic will do. Black beans and white rice, and a green salad with avocado and vinaigrette complete the meal.

Provided by Loves2Teach

Categories     Pork

Time 4h30m

Yield 10 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 12

1 (5 lb) pork roast, trimmed of fat
1 head of grated fresh garlic
2 tablespoons crushed dried oregano
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly grated pepper
8 oranges, juice of, Valencia
6 limes, juice of
1/2 cup blood orange juice (juice of 2 oranges) (optional)
1/4 cup red wine
2 tablespoons light tasting olive oil, plus
1/4 cup light tasting olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, sliced and separated into 1/4 inch thick rings


  • Combine 1/2 of the grated garlic, all of the dried oregano, 2 teaspoons salt and the pepper into a paste.
  • Score the trimmed roast with a knife point and rub the paste into the roast, then place roast in a gallon freezer bag or other dish/container that will fit in the refrigerator.
  • Pour juice of 3 oranges, juice of 3 limes, the red wine, and 2 teaspoons of the lite olive oil over the roast, seal bag and turn the bag several times to combine the ingredients.
  • Place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours, or the day before you plan to serve.
  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Place roast and marinade in a roasting pan, cover with foil, and roast until the meat falls apart when pulled with a fork, 3 to 4 hours, up to 6 depending on the cut- it must become fork tender.
  • Remove roast from oven and let it rest for 20 minutes, then pull roast into shreds with a fork, leaving the meat in the pan juices- it's ready to serve.
  • Prepare Mojo Criollo: put onion slices in a bowl deep enough for the onions to be covered with the juice (I use a 2-cup glass measuring cup).
  • Put the rest of the fresh grated garlic, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, juice of 3 limes and juice of 5 oranges and the optional juice of 2 blood oranges over the onions, press down to make sure onions are submerged in the juice.
  • Allow the onions to marinate in this mixture for at least 20 minutes (important step).
  • Heat 1/4 cup of the lite olive oil in a skillet.
  • Quickly and carefully, pour the onions and all the juices into the hot oil and"stir fry" for about 2 to 3 minutes, just to soften the onions.
  • Pour the Mojo into a serving dish and serve with the roast on the side.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 417.7, Fat 16.7, SaturatedFat 3.6, Cholesterol 156.5, Sodium 832.5, Carbohydrate 13.1, Fiber 0.9, Sugar 6.8, Protein 51

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