I am Cuban American and a Food Consultant for icuban.com This is a very authentic Cuban recipe!


  • 2-1/2 lb. fresh pork loin
  • 12 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour orange juice (or 1/4 cup unsweetened orange juice & 1/4 cup lime juice)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup pure Spanish olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 fresh onion sliced into rings
  • lime wedges
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin


Cut pork into 2 inch chunks. To prepare marinade: mix together garlic, chopped onion, orange juice, 1/2 cup olive oil, oregano, cumin and salt. Pour over pork chunks and marinate for at least 3 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

Remove meat from marinade. Place in pot with two cups of water and 1/2 cup olive oil. Simmer, uncovered until all water boils away -- about 30 to 45 minutes. Brown the pork in the oil until crispy on the outside -- DO NOT overcook! Add onion slices and saute briefly. Garnish with lime wedges. Serve with white rice and plantains.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: icuban.com
Submitted By: Marlen
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