Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

A great marinade, dip for chips or veggies, & a sauce for meats. I would eat this stuff on just about anything. I usually dump everything into the blender and puree it until it is smooth.


  1. NOTE: If you can't find sour orange juice, use 1/2 cup orange juice combined with 1/2 cup lemon juice.
  2. Crush garlic and salt in a mortar and pestle or in a food processor until it forms a smooth paste. Combine garlic, onion, and orange juice in a bowl.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet, add mixture, and stir for 3 minutes.
  4. This sauce can be used immediately or stored in refrigerator and reheated.
Most Helpful

I used this fantasic sauce as marinade for Mahi Mahi. The fish was in the marinade for @ one hour, then grilled on a George Foreman grill. Simply divine! Having lived in Miami for many years, I appreciate these garlicky Cuban mojos but this one is the best! Thank you from another Florida Girl! The cole slaw in the picture is Barefoot Contessa's Blue Cheese Cole Slaw.

gemini08 June 28, 2009

I may have no friends left if I consume too much of this, but I love you for posting this recipe. LOL One of my favorite chain Mexican restaurants has bottles of garlic sauce on the table and I love the stuff. I never thought of making it at home. Even reading the recipe I wasn't expecting the copycat flavor.... I was expecting the orange to be more dominant so I was surprised and pleased after I made this. I used half orange and half lemon juices and mixed everything in the blender. I then cooked the sauce till bubbly to cook the onion & garlic. I used some of the sauce to make a sort of stir fry with dredged pork cubes, carrots, celery, onion, red & green peppers. Wonderful! The sauce is very garlicky and tastes wonderful. I still have some left, probably not for long. =) Thank you for sharing this recipe!!!

Susie D November 28, 2005

This was wonderful and so easy. I used Meyer Lemons and added the zest too. Loved it on some Puerto Rican Pork!

Charmie777 April 22, 2012