Florida Citrus Cuban Tacos


For Pork:

  • 2 cups (480 ml) Florida Orange Juice
  • 1 cup (240 ml) Florida grapefruit juice
  • 2 tbsp. Florida orange zest
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup Triple sec
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 6 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 4 stalks fresh oregano, coarsely chopped
  • 4 lbs. boneless pork shoulder

For Sour Orange Sauce:

  • ¾ cup (180 ml) Florida Orange Juice
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) lime juice
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1 tsp. sugar

For Coleslaw:

  • 1 cup (240 ml) Florida orange segments, finely chopped
  • 2 cups shredded coleslaw mix
  • ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

For Tacos:

  • Florida Orange peel strips, if desired
  • 18 (4-inch) flour tortillas
  • Cilantro sprigs, if desired


Florida Citrus Cuban Tacos
Prepare Pork:

Combine all ingredients except pork shoulder in large mixing bowl. Remove 1/3 cup Florida Orange Juice mixture for sauce; refrigerate in covered container and reserve. Place pork shoulder in mixing bowl with Florida Orange Juice mixture, pushing down into liquid so it is submerged. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 days. Preheat oven to 400° F.  Remove pork shoulder from marinade; discard marinade. Place pork in roasting pan. Cover with aluminum foil. Cook in oven for 45 minutes, uncover and cook 10 more minutes until internal temperature reaches 145° F. Cool for 20 minutes.

Combine reserved refrigerated marinade mixture with remaining ingredients; stir to combine. Shred pork and toss with Sour Orange Sauce. Use 1 1/4 lbs. prepared pork to assemble tacos; reserve remaining pork for more tacos.

 Combine coleslaw mix, Florida Orange Segments and cilantro in mixing bowl; season with salt and pepper to taste and reserve. Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Grill tortillas for 20 seconds to heat through; keep warm. To assemble tacos, divide shredded pork among tortillas. Top with coleslaw mixture. Fold up tortillas; garnish with orange peel and cilantro sprigs, if desired. Serve immediately.