Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cuban Mojo Sauce

Mr. 31 and I were introduced to mojo on our honeymoon in Key West. There was a great Cuban restaurant on Mallory Square. We went there a few times in the span of less than a week. This sauce is great on all kinds of grilled meat and seafood.

In the interest of being honest, on one particularly busy and hot day, I ordered plain chicken wings from the local pizza joint and tossed them in the mojo when they were delivered. You know, whatever works.

Mojo Sauce
1/3 cup olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
2/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp. cumin
salt and pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until lightly toasted, but not brown (about 30 seconds).

Add lime juice, cumin, salt, and pepper (be careful - the sauce might pop a little bit!). Bring the sauce to a boil. Correct the seasonings if need be.

Cool before serving (though I have tossed meat in it when it was fairly hot!).

Mojo sauce will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for a few days, but it's best fresh.

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  1. What a great idea!!! Especially about letting someone else make the wings!!! I'll have to try it! You have so many creative ideas!! Next week I'm having a PRETTY PACKAGES PARTY. I hope you'll stop by and share some of talent. You can pick up a button to keep as a reminder!

  2. My mom grew up on Key West! Mallory Square is so much fun at sunset.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe. Cumin is my favorite spice and I love lime so this HAS to be good!

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  3. I've never heard of it, but Mojo sauce sounds great and easy to make. I HAVE been to Key West though and anything with limes is great with me! JOni

  4. Yum! Sounds fabulous + super easy to make!

  5. Oh yum! This sounds delicious. I love lime juice in things. I can't wait to try it.

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  6. That is a lovely combination of flavours in your sauce - sounds yummy!

  7. This looks tasty - and reminiscent of tropical vacations... we'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Mmmm, sounds delicious! I love lime!

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  9. What type of meats do you use? Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  10. Chris - I've used it with chicken, but I can't wait to try it with shrimp and steak. I think both would be yummy!

  11. This sounds good! Thank you for sharing this great recipe with us at Anything Related!