Cuban Pork Loin Roast

  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time14 hrs 5 mins
  • Makes8 servings
Cuban Pork Loin Roast

Photo: Erik Putz

Spice up your traditional Sunday roast with the flavours of the Caribbean.


  • 3 lb centre cut pork loin roast

  • 2 tbsp kosher salt

  • 2 tsp sugar

  • 2 tsp ground cumin

  • 2 tsp dried oregano

  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tbsp canola oil


  • Refrigerate pork on a rack over a rimmed baking sheet for 12 to 24 hours. Bring pork to room temperature before roasting.

  • Preheat oven to 300F.

  • Roast pork for 1 hour and 45 min or until internal temp is 130F. Heat a cast-iron or large heavy frying pan on high. Add oil and swirl to coat. Add roast and brown, turning occasionally, for 4 min or until golden on outside with internal temperature of 135F (temperature will continue to rise about 5 degrees). Let rest 5 to 10 min before slicing. Serve with Mojo Sauce (combine ingredients in a small bowl).

Nutrition (per serving)

Protein 38g, Carbohydrates 2g, Fat 20g, Sodium 861mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent September/October 2018 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.