Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Refered to as Cuba's barbecue sauce, it's more of a garlic/cumin vinaigrette flavored with sour orange juice that is splashed on just about everything-it is delish! If you have a sour orange source-lucky you! If not see the note at the end of the recipe instructions for another option. If you hate cilantro use flat leaf parsley.
- 1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 10 garlic cloves, minced
- 2⁄3 cup sour orange juice
- 1⁄3 cup water
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped fine
- In a medium or large saucepan heat olive oil over medium heat.
- Add garlic and cook until JUST light brown.
- Turn off heat and let stand 5 minutes.
- Stir in the sour orange juice, water, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper.
- Heat mixture on high until a full, rolling boil is reached.
- Boil for 2 minutes stirring a few times.
- Remove from heat and allow mixture to come to room temperature.
- Stir in cilantro.
- Pour into a jar or shaker bottle with a tight fitting lid.
- Shake well before using.
- If sour oranges are not available use 1/2 cup fresh lime juice plus 3 tablespoons fresh navel orange juice, or other tart orange.
We are a garlic loving family. So even though this recipe has plenty, I added a little extra ;0) I used it to marinade chicken, which we grilled. It was really enjoyed by all. I am so glad because I was a little worried it would not. When I got to step 4 it says: :Stir in the sour orange juice, water, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper." There wasn't any mention of water in the ingredients so I didn't know if I should leave it out or add it. Or how much water to use if I did add it. So I took a chance and left it out all together. I was worried that it might end up too strong because of this, but it turned out fine. Served with grilled veggies.
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Excelente! I love it i use it to marinated all meats thank you iliana the cuban barbie
After living in the Canary Islands and in Miami, I know this is the real deal! I usually buy mojo in latin grocery stores, not anymore! Thanks to you I can now make my own! Thank you DiB for sharing!