Monday, August 22, 2011


My neighbor lent me her Estefan Kitchen Cuban cookbook by Emilio and Gloria Estefan.  It is always so cool to me to learn the customary differences between cuisines.  I was looking for a pork marinade for pork tacos.  I found a steal in the Mojo Criollo recipe.  They use this recipe in many of their dishes like the pork for Cuban Sandwiches.  I definitely plan on trying that out too!

Mojo Criollo
10 to 12 garlic cloves
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3/4 cup naranja agria (sour orange) - you can substitute 2 parts lemon juice with 1 part orange juice.
1/4 cup olive oil

In batches of 6 cloves, peel and mash the garlic using a mortar and pestle (or crush in a garlic press).

In a small bowl, combine the mashed garlic with the salt, pepper and oregano.

Stir in the naranja agria juice and olive oil.

I marinated pork in this for about four hours, pan fried it, and chopped it up for pork tacos with white onion and cilantro salsa.  AWESOME!!!!!!


Clumsy Fisherman said...

Can you find the sour orange juice in a typical grocery store?

rubybean77 said...

I have never seen sour orange juice in a regular grocery store. I need to check a Mexican market to see if they care it. :)

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