Mojo Marinated Pork

Mojo Marinated Pork Recipe

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Lynn Clay


This pork is great to fill Cuban sandwiches,

Marinating time is not included in the preparation time.


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15 Min
2 Hr


  • 3/4 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 Tbsp
    orange zest
  • 3/4 c
    fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 c
    fresh lime juice
  • 1 c
    cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c
    lightly packed mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 8 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • ·
    kosher salt and pepper
  • 3 1/2 lb
    boneless pork shoulder, in one piece*

How to Make Mojo Marinated Pork


  1. Add the orange juice, cilantro leaves, mint leaves, and smashed (not minced) garlic cloves, to the food processor and pulse until everything is finely chopped
  2. Add this mixture to a ziplock bag, along with the rest of the oil, zest, lime juice, oregano, and cumin. Add the pork shoulder to the bag.
  3. Place the zipped up bag in a baking dish, and put it in the fridge overnight, or several hours at least.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place a wire rack (I used a cooling rack) over a rimmed baking sheet.
  5. Place the pork on the rack and discard the marinade. Salt and pepper the pork well. Roast the pork for 30 minutes. It should be lightly browned.
  6. Turn the oven down to 375 degrees F. Roast for another 1 hour and 20-30 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 160.
  7. Transfer to a cutting board, cover with aluminum foil and let rest at least 20 minutes. Carve against the grain and serve.

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About Mojo Marinated Pork

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Cuban

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