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Made this about a month ago...making it again today. We used to live in Tampa and would get roast pork from La Teresita on Columbus. Best roast pork period. This recipe was better. Excellent cuban pork recipe. We too skipped the blood oranges and you can decide to make the mojo with the onions or not. If you don't feel like making the onion part, don't despair, the pork stands on its own just fine. We used a boston butt last time and it worked so well we're going with it again today. Thanks for this recipe Julie. I'd been looking for a good cuban pork recipe for some time.
Was really good - I used the Mojo Marinade on Country style ribs (cut up pork shoulder) for Cuban style Sandwichs. It was really tasty. However, I used the zest of one of the oranges and would use more of it next time. I also think country style ribs (cut up pork shoulder) is an excellent way to go here as there's more surface area to absorb the Marinate. I then pulled and chopped the pork to put into the Sandwich (which was excellent btw). I used the largest softest french bread I could find, made a cavity in the bread and then filled with deli ham, swiss cheese, mustard and Pickles, brushed with melted butter (to brown) put under my Square Pizza stone and two cast iron skillets to press...bake in the oven @350 for about 20 minutes. then cut into small portions for a superbowl party.... It was an excellent way to make lots happy for very little $$
This was amazing! Better than any cuban resturant in Tampa for sure. I made this tonight for my family in-laws. Everyone enjoyed. My mother and mother in law both want this recipe! MMMMMM!
I made your recipe for our Cuban sandwiches and my kitchen smelled amazing. I let it marinade overnight and it was so moist and juicy and terrific flavor. As I was making the sandwiches, I was helping myself to the roast.....lol. I didn't make the onions to go with it, but plan on making it again with the onions. Thanks for sharing this flavorful recipe for pork. Its delicious.
What can you say about a recipe that calls for an entire head of garlic? How about Fabulous! I used a pork loin roast and cooked it in a dutch oven served with black beans, rice and fried plantations; dinner turned out perfect, The flavors are all work well together and the onions are to die for. I would put this recipe up against any Cuban restaurant in town and in Florida that is saying something.
Made this last night.... very good! I didnt not use the blood orange juice, and I saute' my onions in EVOO.... everything turned out GREAT! I will be making this again for family and friends. :)
My family loves this recipe! The first time I used a crock pot on low for about 8 hours. (I had to cut up the meat after about 6 hours, put it back in for 2 more hours, and then it shredded up nicely.) Tonight I'll try it in the new Dutch Oven I got for Christmas!
It's the mojo that makes this recipe. I have access to sour oranges so I tinkered with the ingredients/proportions a lot, but I followed the instructions for the onions. They are amazing! I will be keeping these on hand for lots of things.
This is an excellent tasting roast pork. I followed the recipe except for one item: when cooking the roast, I put it in a plastic bag (the one used for turkeys). The pork came out extremely tender, and DELICIOUS>>>>. My family loved it.
Interesting flavor. Not as good as my local Cuban restaurant serves, but that is probably because I am not an authentic Cuban cook! Mine was a little dry but I probably overcooked it.