Garlic, red-pepper flakes, and citrus from orange and lime juices give Cuban mojo its kick. Also try it with scallops or chicken kebabs.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small pot, combine oil, garlic, and red-pepper flakes over medium-low. Cook until garlic is soft, 15 minutes, swirling occasionally. Remove from heat, stir in lime and orange juices, and let cool 15 minutes.

  • In a zip-top bag, toss pork with half the marinade and refrigerate at least 30 minutes (or up to 12 hours); refrigerate remaining marinade.

  • Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Thread pork, orange, and cucumber onto skewers. Season with salt and pepper. Grill kebabs 3 to 5 minutes per side for medium. Brush with reserved marinade and serve.

Reviews (3)

80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
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  • 3 star values: 25
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 3 stars
We absolutely love the marinade, though I added about a tablespoon of honey. We did not really care for the cucumbers or oranges. Next time we will make it with pineapple & a summer squash. This marinade would be good for chicken or even as a salad dressing. Slightly hot & delicious.
Rating: Unrated
Can I broil it if I don't have a grill?
Rating: 1 stars
This Cuban has lived 50 years on this planet without ever using red pepper flakes on any Cuban food. I don't know where they got that idea, but Cubans don't appreciate it when anglos and other bastardize our cuisine.