Mojo Sauce

Mojo Sauce Recipe

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Mojo is a tart, garlicky sauce that is used to compliment Cuban meals. Great on seafood, vegetables and meats.


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Makes 1 1/2 cups
10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 8 clove
    garlic, very thinly sliced
  • 3/4 c
    sour orange juice (seville orange) or 1/2 cup lime juice plus 1/4 cup orange juice)
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable stock (or broth)
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • ·
    salt to taste
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh cilantro chopped (or fresh parsley)

How to Make Mojo Sauce


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic slices and cook for 2-4 minutes, or until fragrant. Watch carefully and do not let the garlic burn.
  2. Remove pan from heat and stir in the juice, stock, cumin, oregano, and pepper. Bring the sauce to boil over medium-high heat; then reduce the heat to medium and simmer approximately 3 minutes or until the sauce has mellowed. Season to taste with salt.
  3. Remove sauce from heat and allow it to come to room temperature. Once cooled, add the cilantro or parsley.
  4. Sauce can be refrigerated in a glass bottle for up to one week. Always shake before using.

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About Mojo Sauce

Course/Dish: Marinades
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Cuban
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Dairy Free Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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