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Cuban Style Pork Chops Recipe


  • 2 lb. boneless pork loin or rib chops;
  • 2 tbsp. grated lime peel;
  • 1tbsp. cumin seed;
  • 1tbsp. freshly cracked black pepper;
  • 2tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil;
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced;

Ingredients for the mango side

  • 1 large mango, cut in small slices;
  • Juice from 1 lime;
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey; (optional)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced;
  • Cooking fat;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;


  1. Preheat your grill to a medium-high heat.
  2. In small bowl, combine the grated lime, cumin, garlic, black pepper, olive oil, and sea salt to taste.
  3. Rub the Cuban marinade evenly on both sides of the pork chops.
  4. Grill the chops for 6 to 8 minutes, turning every few minutes, until cooked through.
  5. Mango Side Preparation
  6. Add some cooking fat on a skillet placed over a medium heat.
  7. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook until it starts to brown.
  8. Add the mango, the lime juice, the honey, and season to taste. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes.