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Bitter Orange Marinade Recipe (Marinado de Naranja Agria)


Sour Orange Marinade - Marinado de Naranja Agria

Sour Orange Marinade - Marinado de Naranja Agria

© Hector Rodriguez 2007
In Caribbean cuisine, bitter oranges are often used as a break down agent in marinades. They also add a unique citrus flavor to whatever type of meat you are preparing. This marinade recipe is used for pork, but I have used it on chicken with great results.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 5 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 bitter oranges (or 3/4 cup bottled bitter orange juice)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 bunch oregano (fresh, finely chopped)
  • 1 bay leaf (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin (ground)
  • Salt to taste


1. Squeeze the juice from the bitter oranges into a mixing bowl.

2. Add the remaining ingredients to the bitter orange juice and stir.

3. Use the marinade for pork or try it on other types of meat.

Servings: Makes about 1 cup of marinade.

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