Mojo, pronounced "mo-ho" is the signature flavor of Cuban food. This combo of garlic, citrus juice and oil is melt in your mouth delicious. You can use it on beef, chicken, fish, pork or even vegetables.
You can use a traditional mortar and pestle to crush your ingredients. I always prefer using a a molcajete, a traditional Mexican version of the mortar and pestle used for grinding various food products.
mojo (cuban garlic marinade)
This authentic citrus garlic marinade is perfect for cooking, but it's also a wonderful sauce to keep in the fridge and sprinkle over just about anything. If you can't find a sour orange in the supermarket you may substitute with juice from any orange. Although it freezes well, it's best to make it fresh to keep the flavors as sharp as possible.
1 head of garlic, peeled and separated
½tsp high quality salt
½ tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp peppercorns
¼ cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup fresh sour orange
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
With a mortar and pestle, crush together garlic, salt cumin seeds and peppercorns.
Add lime juice to the mixture. Continue to crush ingredients and add olive oil. Add more salt if necessary.