Mojo Criollo (Puerto Rican Garlic Marinating Sauce)
10 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1 cup onion, minced
2 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
1 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
2 teaspoon cumin, ground
2 teaspoons oregano, dried
2 teaspoon black pepper, ground
2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
2 teaspoons Pique (Homemade Puerto Rican Hot Sauce)
1 cup olive oil
Heat olive oil over medium heat.
Add garlic and onion. Cook until fragrant (not browned), 30 seconds. Remove from heat,
cool 5 minutes.
Stir in juices and spices. Return to heat and bring to boil for 1 minute.
Bring to room temperature.
Place mixture in blender or food processor. Add cilantro. Blend until smooth.
Mojo (pronounced MO-ho) criollo is a marinade, with variations throughout the Caribbean,
used on red meats, poultry, and seafood. Red meats and poultry should be marinated
for best flavoring while seafood will only need about one hour. This recipe which takes
about 15 minutes to prepare is for 4 cups of Mojo Criollo. It will also keep in the
refrigerator covered for up to 3 days.
Puerto Rican Recipes