Roast pork is a traditional Cuban dish. It can be cooked with garlic, marinated in Mojo or used as an ingredient in a Cuban Sandwich. Roast pork is particularly tasty in Cuban sandwiches; which are made of sour dough bread, roast pork, cheese, dill pickles, mayonnaise and mustard.
- 3 lbs boneless centre pork loin roast, with skin on
- 6 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- The juice of two oranges, one lemon and one lime, mixed together
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup Spanish olive oil
- Mash the garlic and salt together with a pestle and mortar. Add the dried oregano, onion and fruit juice to the mix and stir thoroughly.
- Heat the oil in small saucepan, add the mix to the oil and whisk.
- Pierce pork roast as many times as you can with a sharp knife or fork.
- Pour garlic mixture (save a little for roasting) over the pork, cover the meat and leave it to stand in the refrigerator for two to three hours.
- To cook: Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Place the pork skin side up in an open roasting pan.
- Place pan in oven and reduce temperature to 350°F.
- Occasionally baste the remaining marinade over the roast while it cooks. It takes about one and a half hours for a three-pound roast to cook.