Mojo (pronounced mo-ho, not mo-joe) is a Latin do-everything condiment. A mojo is made of garlic, herbs, olive oil, and citrus, and there is no end to the variations. I like to add cilantro to mine.
No Cuban meal would be complete without mojo. Splash it on everything from seafood, to vegetables to sandwiches.
The citrus fruit of choice is Naranja Agria, or sour orange. You can find them at specialty latin markets, (you can substitute narajan agria juice, with 2 parts lemon juice to 1 part orange juice).
- 10-12 garlic cloves- approximately 1 bulb
- 1 cup cilantro
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- salt & pepper to taste
- 3/4 cup Naranja Agria or (substitute 2 parts lemon to 1 part orange juice)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
Add garlic, cilantro, oregano, cumin, and salt & pepper to food processor, pulse well to a pesto like consistency.
Pour into mixing bowl and add juice and olive oil, mix well. Cover and refrigerate, till you are ready to use, up to 1 week. Shake well before use.
makes 1 cup