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Latin Pork with Lime Marinade

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Latin Pork with Lime Marinade


  • 2 1/2- 3 pounds center-cut pork loin roast, trimmed of visible fat
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coriander seeds (or 1 teaspoon ground coriander)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced, seeded jalapeno chilies (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup lime juice (fresh or bottled)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fruit flavored vinegar, or wine vinegar


Step 1
Add cumin, peppercorns, and coriander or coriander seeds to a small nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Stir and cook until the spices are toasted and very fragrant (a few minutes). Let cook for 5 minutes more, then add to blender, spice grinder, coffee grinder, or small food processor. Add to a small bowl and stir in sugar and salt. Rub the spice mixture all over the outside of the pork roast and place it in a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag.
Step 2
Add marinade ingredients to 4-cup measure and stir to blend well.
Step 3
Pour marinade into the plastic bag, remove any excess air, and place bag with roast into a medium bowl. Chill in refrigerator overnight.
Step 4
Start grill, or preheat oven to 450°F. Remove pork roast from marinade and, if using the oven, place it on a rack in a small roasting pan. Roast 25 minutes. Reduce temperature to 300°F and continue to bake for about 40 minutes more (if using a meat thermometer, it should read around 155°F when inserted in the center of pork roast). If grilling, use indirect heat and remove when meat thermometer registers about 155-158°F.
Step 5
Set pork roast on a serving platter and let rest for 10 minutes. Cut roast into slices in the thickness you prefer. 

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