Monday, April 6, 2009
Masitas de Puerca Fritas con Moros y Cristianos y Tostones con Mojo
Deep Fried Pork Chunks with Black Bean and Rice served with Fried Plaintains topped with a Lime-Garlic sauce.
The Sirloin end roast of pork was cut into one-inch chunks and marinaded in a sour orange juice mix for about a day. Then braised in a pot for 30 minutes until water boiled down and fried in oil to achieve a crispy outside.
Moro y Cristianos refering to Moors (black) and Christians (white) is Cuba’s version of black beans and rice. Both are cooked together stewing with onions, green peppers, oregano, cumin, and garlic.
Tostones are deep-fried green plantains, fried to desired crunch and combined with a Cuban condiment, Mojo (Mo-Ho), a garlic-lime oil.
The dish is full of flavor and is enjoyed best with a side of cold beer.