Cuban Roasted Mojo Pork: A Flavor-Packed Delight

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Closeup of sliced Cuban Mojo marinated pork (lechon asado)

Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure? Look no further than our Cuban Roasted Mojo Pork recipe. This traditional Cuban dish is a testament to the power of simplicity and flavor. With a tantalizing marinade and a mouthwatering crust, this pork will undoubtedly be the best meat you’ve ever tasted.

Mojo Pork Recipe Ingredients

To create this masterpiece, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Pork roast
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Orange juice
  • Lime juice
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper

How to Make Cuban Mojo Pork

Making this Cuban delicacy is a breeze. Follow these steps:

  1. In a blender, combine the garlic, olive oil, orange juice, lime juice, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth.
  2. Place the pork roast in a large ziplock bag and pour the marinade over it. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Remove the pork from the marinade and discard the excess. Place the pork on the grill and cook for about 25-30 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F (63°C).
  5. Remove the pork from the grill and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

Tips for Mojo Pork

  • For the best flavor, marinate the pork overnight.
  • Use sour oranges if you can find them, but a combination of orange and lime juice works well too.
  • Don’t be shy with the marinade! The more, the merrier.
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How to Serve Roasted Mojo Pork

There are endless ways to enjoy this succulent pork. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Serve it as the star of a Cuban sandwich, with pickles, mustard, ham, and swiss cheese.
  • Slice it and serve it alongside black beans and rice for a hearty meal.
  • Add it to tacos or nachos for a flavorful twist.

Storing Cuban Pork

If you have any leftovers (although that’s highly unlikely), store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The flavors will continue to develop, making it even more delicious with time.

Cuban Pork Recipe FAQs

Q: Can I use a different cut of pork for this recipe?
A: While a pork roast is the traditional choice, you can use other cuts such as pork loin or pork shoulder if desired. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Q: Can I make this recipe in the oven instead of on the grill?
A: Absolutely! Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and roast the marinated pork for about 20 minutes per pound, or until it reaches the desired internal temperature.

Final Thoughts

Prepare to be blown away by the flavors of our Cuban Roasted Mojo Pork. With its simple yet bold marinade and beautiful crust, this dish will transport your taste buds to the vibrant streets of Cuba. So grab your apron and get ready to indulge in a culinary experience like no other.

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