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Masitas De Puerco

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Masitas de puerco is a typical Cuban dish. Traditionally the pork chunks are deep fried deep in oil. They are great as an appetizer or even a main course served with rice, black beans and baked plantains. To make my healthier version, I use boneless pork loin roast and grill them kabob-style instead of deep frying. You can also make them on a stove top grill.
  Boneless pork tenderloin 2 Pound, trim excess fat and cut into 1 inch cubes
  Garlic 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Sour orange/2 parts lemon to 1 part orange juice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Naranja Agria)
  Onion 1 Medium, peeled and thinly sliced
  Lime 1 , cut into wedges
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon

Place pork tenderloin in an re-sealable plastic bag.

Make the Mojo: In a small bowl, whisk together the naranja agria, garlic, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper. Pour over the pork loin in the plastic bag. Seal bag, refrigerate for minimum 1 to 2 hours.

Preheat the grill to high heat. Thread the pork chunks unto the metal skewers. Grill the pork for 8 to 10 minutes turning frequently, until browned and the center of the pork is no longer pink.

In the meantime, add oil to non-stick fry pan and sauté the onion till just translucent. Set aside.

Remove the pork from the metal skewers and transfer to a serving platter. Top with the sautéed onions and squeeze lime juice over the top. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Marinated Cuban Pork Chunks
This Cuban favorite is certainly god send. After all, what could be a better, simpler way to jazz up pork tenderloins then throwing together drool-worthy ingredients to cook up a quick pork recipe. However, if you are bothered about the extra calories, then this trimmed-down pork recipe by Juan Montalvo will surely let you indulge sans any guilt.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 333 Calories from Fat 79

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g14.5%

Saturated Fat 2.6 g13.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 91.1 mg30.4%

Sodium 226.4 mg9.4%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.4%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.7%

Sugars 5.4 g

Protein 48 g96.5%

Vitamin A 3.6% Vitamin C 38.8%

Calcium 7.3% Iron 17.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Masitas De Puerco Recipe Video, Marinated Cuban Pork Chunks