Very similar to carnitas, these little
chunks of pork, marinated in citrus, herbs and garlic, are traditionally
made with pork shoulder and fried. This version uses more readily-available
and leaner pork loin. Serve with rice, black beans, chopped onion,
chopped fresh cilantro, salsa and warmed tortillas.
Masitas de Cerdo (Pork Bits)
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into
6 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 cup sour orange juice (or use 1/4 cup orange juice and 1/4
cup lime juice)
1/4 cup olive oil
- Place pork cubes in a self-sealing plastic
bag; mix together remaining ingredients and pour over pork cubes;
seal bag and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove pork from marinade, discarding
marinade, and place pork cubes in a shallow baking pan.
- Roast in a 350°F (175°C) oven
for 25 to 30 minutes, until pork is tender. Remove to serving
platter and serve hot.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 174 calories
Protein 24 grams Fat 7 grams Sodium 416 milligrams Cholesterol
Recipe provided courtesy of Pork, Be Inspired®.