Want to try a new and exciting marinade for pork tenderloin? This easy Cuban Mojo Marinade For Pork Tenderloin will be a fun, new way to add lots of flavor to your dinner table. This delicious recipe is from a new cookbook called, CHEF RONALDO’S SABORES DE CUBA. I was given permission to share the recipe with you here. Food, family and health intertwine throughout Chef Ronaldo‘s bilingual cookbook sharing new Cuban cuisine. The focus is phenomenal food with the added benefit of being healthy too! In fact, are recipes are Diabetes-Friendly Traditional and Nuevo Cubano Cuisine. (Affiliate link below.) You will love this Cuban mojo marinated pork recipe bursting with flavor.
Cuban Cuisine Recipe: Mojo Marinaded Pork Tenderloin
Here I have reprinted with permission, the Mojo-Marinated Pork Tenderloin Recipe (Pernil) from “Chef Ronaldo’s Sabores de Cuba”, p. 48:
This recipe takes the classic pork shoulder dish (pernil) and makes it healthier while still giving you the amazing Cubano flavor that we love. I have substituted pork tenderloin for pork shoulder in this version of the recipe. I can hear my father’s voice screaming at me, “Oye, chico, what are you doing changing the dish?” I’m not changing the essence of the dish, I’m just modifying it so people can enjoy it in a healthier way.
PREP TIME: 25 minutes
COOKING TIME: 15–20 minutes
SERVING SIZE: 1 (4-ounce) piece pork
Mojo-Marinated Pork Recipe Ingredients:
- 2 navel oranges, peeled and cut in half
- 2 lemons, peeled
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons distilled vinegar
- 2 stems fresh thyme, leaves removed from stem
- 1 (20-ounce) pork tenderloin
- Nonstick cooking spray
How To Make Cuban Mojo Pork
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Grab your blender to make the mojo marinade. Add oranges, lemons, salt, pepper, cumin, garlic powder, vinegar, and fresh thyme leaves into the blender. Pulsate the mixture 4 times, then purée for 1 minute. Set aside 4 ounces mojo and add the rest to a resealable plastic bag.
3. Remove the silver skin from the pork tenderloin. Add pork tenderloin to the resealable plastic bag with the mojo. Marinate pork for at least 20 minutes in the fridge.
4. Remove the pork tenderloin from the bag (discarding the marinade in the bag) and pat dry with a paper towel. Preheat an ovenproof sauté pan over medium heat, spray with nonstick cooking spray, and wait 10 seconds for oil to come up to temperature. Brown both sides of pork tenderloin in the pan, then place pan in the oven for 15–20 minutes. Internal temperature of cooked pork should read 145°F.
5. Remove pork from oven and let it rest for a few minutes so juices redistribute. Drizzle some of the reserved mojo marinade on the pork, and serve.
1/2 fruit, 3 lean protein
Printable Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork Recipe
Calories From Fat 25
Thanks to ©2016 by the American Diabetes Association, Inc.® for allowing the reprint. Chef Ronaldo’s Sabores de Cuba is available at ShopDiabetes.org, in bookstores nationwide, or by calling 1-800-232-6733.
I hope you enjoy this Cuban mojo marinated pork recipe. This tasty Cuban cuisine recipe is a great way to try something new and add flavor to your family dinner table. Have you ever tried Cuban Mojo Pork Tenderloin before? Let me know what you think!