Recipe For Cuban Pork Chops

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Cuban-style pork chops - extracted from World Atlas of Food
Cuban-style pork chops – extracted from World Atlas of Food

The text in World Atlas of Food is provided by Mariëlle Renssen and was derived from a variety of sources. It made for some very interesting reading and when it came to choose the recipe for Cuban pork chops I read with interest that citrus fruits were introduced to the country by the Spanish and that the essential spices in the cuisine are cumin, bay leaf and oregano. Food preparation is simple and pork is widely used.

Cuban Pork Chops
Cuban Pork Chops

Meat, especially, lamb, has become very expensive and as I want to buy free range and organic proteins I am always on the look out for a bargain. Woolworths have introduced a special discount where they offer 30% off all meat which has reached its sell by date. The offer starts at 2pm and I try and get to the shop every day to see the specials. The other day one of the senior managers was there and waiting for the stickers to be put on the meat so he could choose the best ones. I was really disappointed by this as Woolworths offer their staff fantastic discounts and I could see no reason why management should take advantage of this shopper discount. On the day I made these Cuban pork chops they were on special. Dave and I tend to eat 3 pork chops between the two of us and so I bought 2 packs of 3. I marinaded the meat for 5 hours and Dave cooked all of them at once. I then reheated the rest for dinner the following evening.

Cuban Pork Chops With Red Cabbage
Cuban Pork Chops With Red Cabbage
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Recipe For Cuban Pork Chops
 
mise en place
cooking time
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This marinade turns ordinary pork chops into something extraordinary
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Ingredients
for the marinade
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 5mls ground cumin
  • 1.25mls onion flakes
  • 1.25mls white pepper
  • 15mls olive oil
for the meat
  • 6 thin pork loin chops *
Method
for the marinade
  1. Place all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl
  2. Whisk to combine
  3. Place the meat into a ziploc bag
  4. Pour the marinade into the bag and seal, getting out as much air as possible
  5. Rub the marinade into the meat and then place into the fridge
  6. Leave to marinade for between 1 and 6 hours
  7. Cook on the BBQ for 3 to 4 minutes a side, depending on how thick your meat is
My Notes
* you want about 1kg of chops.
Dave cooked these on our gas Weber braai for 2 and a half minutes per side
Recipe Information
Serves / Makes: 4

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55 thoughts on “Recipe For Cuban Pork Chops

  1. Definitely i willl make this for my children this weekend

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    1. Hope they enjoyed them 🙂

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  2. So tasty.

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    1. Thank you 🙂

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  3. So tasty. Wish to enjoy them now =)))))

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    1. They are very good 🙂

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  4. So tasty. I wish to enjoy the. Hope to see more :)))))))

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  5. Amazing! Looks so delicious. I would love to try this recipe at home with the help of your blog. Thanks

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    1. My pleasure!

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  6. It looks great. well done! You are really talent. I admire for that.

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    1. thank you!

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  7. Many thanks for your recipe. I read this long time ago but not until last weekend did i have spare time to try this. really tasty. Thanks again

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    1. My pleasure 🙂

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  8. I always comment after trying the recipe. There’s one word which describes it well “yummilicious”. Looking forward for more such amazing recipes.

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    1. Thank you for the comment Julia, and for letting me know you had tried it 🙂

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  9. Amazing! Looks so delicious. I would love to try this recipe at home with the help of your blog. Thanks

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    1. My pleasure 🙂

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  10. These sound delicious – pork is a favourite with us (and definitely over lamb). They sound similar to a Filipino dis I had in NYC. I wonder if there’s a connection there? Probably – no doubt something to do with colonisation etc
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    1. Probably! worth looking into?

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  11. OMG! Pork is my favourite meat and this looks amazing!!

    Thanks for sharing
    Julie
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    1. Thanks Julie and my pleasure 🙂

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  12. Love the cultural introduction…thank you. Your marinade recipe looks wonderful. Will try out your recipe the next time we make pork. That’s pretty surprising behaviour from the Woolworth staff!!!
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    1. It was quite surprising!

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  13. Did you say something to the manager? Or write a letter even? That is so frustrating, I can just see them swooping in and getting the pick of the bunch too. Great recipe, I ate a bunch of different pork recipes last night at a bloggers dinner at mine, forgot how much I enjoyed. 🙂
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    1. I tweeted my feelings but that was it!

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  14. Cubans do love a citrus spicy marinade and have amazing food. You should try out some adobo seasoning or sazon completa if you can get your hands on them, they make for a great rub !
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    1. I shall try to find those on our travels, thanks for the recommendation 🙂

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  15. I am all about free range and organic proteins too! It is so expensive where I live, but I guess you’ll pay now or pay later in your health, not to mention the health of the animal! Ugh. Pork chops is totally my moms domain and I will be sharing this recipe with her =)

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    1. I would rather spend more and eat less Laura 🙂

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  16. These look amazing! I may have to try these for dinner tonight. Great post!
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    1. Thanks Nathan 🙂

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  17. Ooh I’ve never been to Cuba but I like the sound of these! 😀
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    1. I am not sure I will ever head to Cuba 🙂

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  18. These pork chops look absolutely delicious, Tandy. Pork and citrus sound good together!
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    1. Thank you Anu 🙂

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  19. Tandy, thanks for all the interesting info as well as the delicious recipe. We love pork chops, so I know we’ll love them like this.
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    1. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did Jean 🙂

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  20. I love anything with Cumin. Nice simple recipe perfect for summer grilling.
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    1. Perfectly simple 🙂

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  21. Oh boy – this marinade sounds absolutely fantastic! So many of my favorite flavors in one place. 🙂

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    1. It is delicious Krista 🙂

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  22. Yummy!

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    1. Thanks!

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  23. I love learning the history of where different foods came from. There was a lot of cross pollination between Europe and the Americas with different fruits and vegetables during the colonization. Super interesting and these pork chops look amazing of course!
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    1. It is so interesting to learn more about cultures 🙂

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  24. I have devoured these but not made my own. So good, love pork with citrus. Yours look particulalry appealing.

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    1. Thanks Evelyne 🙂

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  25. I love marinades with citrus in them and your chops look perfectly grilled.
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    1. Thanks Cheri, Dave is quite skilled at that 🙂

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  26. Lovely marinade, we eat a lot of pork in Spain so look forward to trying this out!
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    1. I am sure you will love this recipe Tanya 🙂

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  27. To be honest, I don’t think I have ever tried Cuban food, let alone made it. I am loving all the citrus in this though.
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    1. And I am sure the marinade would work well with haloumi!

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  28. Will definitely be making these before the end of the weekend.
    Have a happy day Tandy.

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    1. Enjoy! And happy weekend to you 🙂

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