Cuban Pork

Cuban Pork

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"This zesty recipe leaves your kitchen smelling awesome and your taste buds dancing! I have made this recipe with pork tenderloin and pork chops. My next attempt will be with chicken, and I will try baking it. So, as you can see this recipe is very easy to adapt to your own taste and preferences."
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30 m servings 176 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 176 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.3g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 25.8 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 347 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Flatten the pork tenderloin slices slightly, and set aside. In a bowl, mix together the lime zest, olive oil, cumin, salt, crushed red pepper, and garlic. Reserve the lime juice. Rub the seasoning mixture onto both sides of the pork slices.
  2. Spray a heavy skillet or ridged grill pan with cooking spray, and place over medium heat. Pan-fry the pork slices until browned on both sides, 6 to 7 minutes per side. After you turn the meat over, pour the reserved lime juice over the meat and continue cooking until no longer pink in the center. Serve hot, topped with pan juices.


  1. 49 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

This is a fantastic and easy recipe. I followed others suggestions about increasing olive oil and decreasing salt. And the sauce this creates is yummy. I served it with roasted potatoes (oliv...

Most helpful critical review

Way too much lime!!

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This is a fantastic and easy recipe. I followed others suggestions about increasing olive oil and decreasing salt. And the sauce this creates is yummy. I served it with roasted potatoes (oliv...

This smelled great as it was cooking, and was very tasty! I used a little more than the 1 teaspoon of olive oil (didn't measure how much more, but probably around 1 teaspoon?) because the mix lo...

Delicious, easy, cheap and low cal - what more can a girl ask for? I served it with roasted red peppers and some leftover bowtie pasta with cilantro pesto and that was a perfect balance.

This was really tasty! I added quite a bit more olive oil and about 5 cloves of garlic like other reviews mentioned. Served with rice, carrots and edamame. Delicious!

Really easy, and made with ingredients I always have on hand. This was so tasty, thanks!

This recipe is a definite keeper, a new favorite at my house. The flavor is bright and smoky...yum! The pork loins at my store weren't looking too good so I used some thicker cut pork chops and...

Excellent recipe - I followed the suggestion of others and cut back a bit on the salt (used 1/4 tsp) and added more olive oil (close to 1 tbsp). Also used garlic powder instead of a garlic clov...

This was an amazing dish. I never imagined how this combination of flavors would work together. We did the following: 1. Added tons of fresh garlic - we are true garlic lovers. Ten cloves ...

Good. I needed a lot more lime juice and zest than the recipe says to use. There just wasn't enough for the whole tenderloin. Also, I think it could use just a tad less cumin.

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