Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
Recipe from Island Flave.com for Cuba
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- 8 garlic cloves, large, cut into paper thin slices, finely chopped
- 2⁄3 cup orange juice, fresh and sour
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
- 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
- 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
- 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
- 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped fresh
- Heat the oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant and pale golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Do not let brown too much, or the garlic will become bitter.
- Stir in the sour orange juice, water, cumin, oregano, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Stand back; the sauce may sputter. Bring the sauce to a rolling boil. Taste for seasoning, adding salt and pepper. Let cool to room temperature, then stir in the cilantro. Transfer the mojo to a jar or bottle with a tight-fitting lid. Serve in the jar and shake well before serving.
I made this recipe for Lavender Lynn's Mojo Chicken Wings, http://www.food.com/recipe/mojo-chicken-wings-502879, and we loved the marinade. Had minced garlic in the fridge so that is what I used and parsley instead of cilantro. The orange juice wasnt very sour so I added some pineapple juice for tartness. We will make this marinade for the chicken wings again soon!
This marinade was super easy to make. You couldn't really taste the orange, but I think that my oranges were old. It reminded me of a butter garlic wing sauce. I made along with your recipe for Mojo Chicken Wings. Thanks Lavender Lynn. Made for New Kids On The Block tag game.