Cuban Roast Pork With Mojo Criollo
270 mins (prep 30, cooking 240)
14 ingredients
10 servings
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.

Categories:  low-calorie , north-american , low-sat.-fat , main-dish , taste~mood , meat , pork , savory , low-carb , central-american , low-in... , caribbean , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (17.33 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 84.92 Calories from Fat 79.92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.88g 136.67%
Saturated Fat 1.23g 61.41%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 573.67mg 239.03%
Total Carbohydrate 0.49g 1.64%
Dietary Fiber 0.13 g 5.17%
Sugars 0.04 g %
Protein 0.06g 1.11%
Vitamin A 0.12IU% Vitamin C 0.1mg%
Calcium 2.22mg% Iron 0.15mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
grated fresh garlic, crushed dried oregano, blood orange juice, light, light