Marinade or Mojo

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cuba recipes .org - Marinade or Mojo Criollo
cuba recipes .org - Marinade or Mojo Criollo
cuba recipes .org - Marinade or Mojo Criollo

This is a Cuban classic and makes a wonderful marinade for meats and poultry. Traditionally this is made with sour oranges. If those are not available, this version is great!

Ingredients:

  • ½ garlic bulb
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 Seville orange or grapefruit

Directions:

Crush the garlic along with the dry spices until the mix becomes almost a paste. Add the onion chopped or sliced into thin rings and the Seville orange or grapefruit juice.

Notes:

Soak the piglet in this marinade, preferably on the inside. Pierce with a knife in several places to allow the seasoning to go in deeply. You can use the mojo for the Tamale and yuca.