Mojo is a Cuban marinade and sauce used in many different ways. From Chicken marinated in mojo and grilled, to pork marinated and cooked in mojo at Christmas; as a salad dressing, or as a sauce for fried yuca. It’s uses in the Cuban kitchen are endless. Actually, when I stop and think about it, my mom marinated baby-back ribs and then cooked them in mojo before putting BBQ sauce on them, so pervasive was this mojo in our cooking that it made it’s way into non-Cuban recipes. As it turns out, we Cubans aren’t the only ones who love the stuff, my husband and all my friends seem love it too!
1 Small Onion or 1/2 a large onion
12 Garlic Cloves
1/4 Cup or one large Naranja Agria (Sour Orange) – if you can’t find this you may substitute with two limes and one orange
1 Tbsp Salt
1 Tsp Black Pepper
Finely dice the onion and crush the garlic then place in a zip top bag.
Next juice the limes and Sour orange and to the onion and garlic along with the salt and pepper.
You’re done, seriously it’s that easy, i feel almost guilty writing this down as a recipe…
Here’s how I like to use it in the summer: