By justcallmetoni on August 25, 2005
Photo by NcMysteryShopper
Photo by NcMysteryShopper
"This is the perfect recipe for those who love the flavors of a classic Cuban pork roast but are cooking in small quantities. Typical of Cuban fare, these are full of tropical flavors but not spicy. The garlic and lime pair beautifully in a fragrant marinade. Though you can marinade as briefly as an hour, for best results let the pork soak up to 6-8 hours. (Don't marinade overnight as the citrus cooks the pork over longer periods). Serve these with my Almost Fried Plantains #134349 for a delightful healthy meal."
Serving Size: 1 (191 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"The BEST pork chops ever! Followed the recipe exactly, using 1.5 pounds (3 thick) of pork chops and marinating for 4 hours. My daughter used to say "eww" to pork chops but tonight she went back for seconds! They were fabulous! Served with salad and plantains :) Thanks for sharing! (Btw, cooking time varies depending on chop thickness. Did not use cooking times from the recipe, but our own eye.)"
"Wow. This is excellent, and super easy. My husband grew up in the Valley, and loves lemon and limes. We make this recipe all the time."
"Cut back on the lime juice as suggested by others but still far too strong a flavor. As well, 8 minutes was about 3 minutes too long to grill the chops, they turned out rather dry."
"These were easy and turned out somewhat flavorful despite the short marinating time. However, I thought that the lime was far more pronounced that the spices, which was a bit disappointing."
"Added a little mesquite seasoning and these were really good."
"While these are not bad, I agree with a review by Kat in DC - there are some missing flavors and the lime juice is too strong. Also, I usually find that ground spices require longer cooking when paired with citrus. I'll probably make this again with some significant changes, including trying a version that braises the pork to tenderness. This recipe is a good start to something better."
"We enjoyed these for our Cuban meal. I served these with black beans and rice and corn on the cob. Delicious meal. thank you for posting your recipe."
"The flavor of this recipe is pretty good, however, I still cannot grill pork without it getting dried out. I would definitely make these again. Thanks for sharing."
"these were 'out of sight' !"
"These were so simple to make and so delicious! I loved the combination of flavors with the cumin and lime. I made Recipe #340790, to go with the chops and it was a meal to remember! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us JustcallmeToni! Made for Zaar Stars 1/09 Linda"
"DELICIOUS!!! I've made this twice now-the 1st, I followed recipe exactly and we loved it! The 2nd, I used it as a base since I didn't have enough limes-I took suggestions from others and added oj, ground coriander, extra cumin, and marinated overnight. Both ways were so flavorful-I love the lime tang! Served w/ Recipe #18036, plantain chips, cilantro rice, cranberry sauce spiked w/ a little rum, and cuban bread. Thank you so much for a wonderful recipe!!!"
"THis was great! I know you say not to leave it overnight but I had too much going on and just grilled it the next morning. It turned out great. I added most of the ingredients to taste and lots of garlic because I love it. Great great great!"
"I agree that the lime was overpowering"
"It was ok.. Kind of like a cuban pork roast, but was missing a lot of the main ingredients that make for the flavor. I added oj, oregano, coriander, extra garlic, extra cumin and some cilantro to the marinade. The lime juice is way too overpowering, you can just use the extra lime juice after being cooked if you like lime THAT much. That's why Cubans use the oj.."
"This was very good. I cut the pork into chunks and marinated for about three hours. DH grilled like kebobs and we served it with Cuban Black Beans and Rice (Recipe #78781). Will definitely serve again. Thanks Toni!"
"This was good for someone wanting to try Cuban cooking for the first time."
"these were VERY yummy & juicy. i didn't have onion powder, onion flakes worked great instead. (i marinated for 5 hours) i wish i had plantains! what i did have that went perfectly with them was the newer "green" jalepeno tobasco sauce. YUM! thanks!"
"This was just okay for me. DH liked it much better then I did. Cut back to juice of 1 lime since all the reviews-also left out the onion powder since I had none. Still good- maybe just needs a small tweak"
"Hubby liked this a lot more than I did. It was good, but I thought the lime was a little too strong. I served it with a black bean and corn salad and sliced cucumbers. I made this OAMC-style, so maybe that is why the flavors were so strong?"