Mojo Criollo

Raven Higheagle


This is a perfect accompaniment to fish and seafood and can double as a cold-salad dressing. For an interesting variation, add 2 to 3 tablespoons finely chopped cachucha (ají dulce) pepper or pimientos or 1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes.


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Serves 6
5 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


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3 c
olive oil orange-and-rosemary oil
3 large
onions, finely chopped
27 clove
garlic, minced
36 sprig(s)
cilantro, finely chopped
bay leaves
9 Tbsp
fresh lime or lemon juice
18 Tbsp
dry or sweet sherry or wine vinegar
3 tsp
1 1/8 tsp
freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Mojo Criollo


  • 1In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, parsley, and bay leaf and sauté 1 minute.
  • 2Stir in lime or lemon juice, sherry or wine vinegar, salt, and pepper and sauté another 1 to 2 minutes, until onion is translucent.
  • 3Remove bay leaf just before serving.

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About Mojo Criollo

Course/Dish: Other Sauces, Dressings
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: Cuban

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