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Cilantro-Lime Marinated Pork Recipe

Pork shoulder is an inexpensive yet truly delicious cut of meat – think pulled pork or roasted pork – the possibilities are all mouth-watering.  This recipe uses a fresh marinade of orange, lime, cilantro, and mint to bring a zesty bite to a savory roast.

Cilantro-Lime Marinated Pork

Luckily, pork shoulder is a budget-friendly cut and is great for feeding an entire family or large crowd. Because pork shoulder is not as lean as, say chicken breast, the price per pound is much lower. Even when you buy pork from a pasture-raised pig, the cost will still be less than a leaner cut of meat.

This oven-roasted recipe is perfect for enjoying as leftovers. Try stuffing a baked sweet potato with this roasted pork, or making a burrito bowl minus the tortillas, or just serving with a side of veggies.

The possibilities are endless, and so are the flavors. If you prefer not to have this as leftovers again the next day, place it in a glass container and freeze it, then reheat it next week.

Cilantro-Lime Marinated Pork Recipe

Serves: 8 Prep: 15 min + 4 h marinating time Cook: 3 h

Ingredients

Cilantro-Lime Marinated Pork Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, combine the orange juice, lime juice, orange zest, cilantro, mint, garlic, oregano, cumin, and olive oil, and season to taste.
  2. Place the pork shoulder in the cilantro-lime marinade, and marinate for 4 to 12 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  4. Brown the meat in a skillet over high heat on all sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  5. Roast the shoulder in the oven for 2 to 3 hours or until the meat reaches a temperature of 160 F.
  6. Let the meat rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Slice the pork shoulder against the grain.
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Cilantro-Lime Marinated Pork Recipe

Pork shoulder marinated with orange, lime, cilantro and mint bring a fresh and zesty bite to a savory roast.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cilantro, lime, marinated, pork
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Marinating time 4 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 520kcal
Cost 25

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 lb. pork shoulder
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. orange zest
  • 1 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves minced
  • 8 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine the orange juice, lime juice, orange zest, cilantro, mint, garlic, oregano, cumin, and olive oil, and season to taste.
    3/4 cup fresh orange juice, 1/2 cup fresh lime juice, 2 tbsp. orange zest, 1 cup cilantro, 1/4 cup mint leaves, 8 garlic cloves, 1 tsp. dried oregano, 2 tsp. ground cumin, 1 cup olive oil, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Place the pork shoulder in the cilantro-lime marinade, and marinate for 4 to 12 hours.
    3 to 4 lb. pork shoulder
  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Brown the meat in a skillet over high heat on all sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  • Roast the shoulder in the oven for 2 to 3 hours or until the meat reaches a temperature of 160 F.
  • Let the meat rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Slice the pork shoulder against the grain.

Nutrition

Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 713mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 301IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 4mg