Cuban Mojo Roast Pork

Cuban Mojo Roast Pork

My husband was recently in Orlando and came home extoling a delicious Cuban meal he had – inspired by his comments I decided to put my creative side to work making two Cuban meals this week. The first is this hearty Cuban Mojo Roast Pork; slow-roasted for optimum flavor. Next up, the Cuban Sandwich…

Cuban Mojo Roast Pork
4-4 1/2 lbs boneless pork shoulder roast
4 cloves garlic (+ 2 for Thursday’s Cuban Sandwich)
1/2 tablespoon cumin
1/2 tablespoon coriander
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves (packed)
2 limes, zest + 1/4 cup fresh juice
1 orange, zest + 1/2 cup fresh juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Heat oven to 300 F and gather your ingredients. Place garlic, cumin, coriander, salt, cilantro, zest & juice of the limes and orange, and the olive oil in a food processor. Process until smooth. Place pork shoulder roast in a large baking dish, with binding intact. Spread the marinade all over the roast. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and place in the heated oven on a baking pan (to catch any drips). Place the 2 garlic cloves onto the baking pan as well.  Roast for 1 1/2 hours. Uncover, raise the temperature to 400 F and roast an additional 1/2 hour. Remove from oven and allow to rest. Save the 2 roasted garlic cloves for Thursday! Remove binding and slice. Place slices and all of cooking juices in a deep skillet. Cover and continue simmering away until you’re ready to eat! Serve alongside some Easy Creamy Cilantro Rice and Platano Maduros for a typical Cuban meal; reserve some for Thursday’s Cuban Sandwiches…



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30 thoughts on “Cuban Mojo Roast Pork

  1. God you’d think after ALL this time I’d know better than to rad your blog first thing in the morning, you’d think I’d LEARN!!
    I had a cubano sandwich for lunch yesterday from this TexMex food truck and I already know yours is better.

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