get your mojo on!

mojo ingredients

i've had this photo sitting in my flickr account for...years, nen. yeah. so long that the kitchn did a post about it in 2008. it's a little overexposed, but it shows the ingredients of one of my favourite marinades, a cuban mojo, which is garlicky, citrusy, herby, so of course, packed with flavour. it works on almost anything--chicken, pork, fish, shellfish, even beef and tofu if you are inclined.

if you click on the photo above, it will take you to its flickr page, where you'll find interactive notes over each ingredient, complete with measurements. just throw everything into a blender, food processor, or mortar and pestle, and go to town. if you are doing meat, i suggest keeping it in the marinade overnight, but for fish and other seafood, no more than one hour, as the citrus will start to cook it. if you are too lazy to click through, here's the recipe:

cuban mojo

1 1/2 cups orange juice
1 cup olive oil (cheap kind is great)
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup lemon juice (or any sour citrus equivalent)
2-3 bay leaves
garlic cloves (5 for meat, 3 for seafood)
2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano

throw into blender/food processor. blitz.


The vibrant colors are absolutely splendid. I'm so happy you finally decided to post this great picture.

I didn't realize marinades could be so colorful! I bet the lemon juice would bring quite a unique flavor to steam and other red meats! I can't wait to try it! I have some lime juice sitting around too. Have you tried that yet?

Great !...

Ciao from Italy