Cuban Pork Loin Roast

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PREP TIME

5 min

TOTAL TIME

14 hrs 5 min

Serves

8

Cuban Pork Loin Roast

Photo: Erik Putz

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


Ingredients

  • 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

Mojo Sauce

  • 3 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp mint , chopped
  • 2 tbsp parsley , chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic , grated
  • 3 tbsp roast pork juices

Instructions

  • Pat pork dry with paper towels. Combine salt, sugar, cumin, oregano, chili flakes and pepper, and rub all over pork to coat.
  • 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).

Tip

Leftover roast? Turn it into lunches with our Rustic Tortilla Soup with Pork and Lunch Box Cubano recipes.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 347,
  • Protein
  • 38 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2 g,
  • Fat
  • 20 g,
  • Sodium
  • 861 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • vitamin B12

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