I got hit hard this week with a bad case of Spring fever! I know daylight savings in on Sunday but there’s must be something in the air because I can not sit still. This morning alone I made more yogurt, fresh granola, butchered my first chicken, and made mojo sauce to marinate the chicken in! Yesterday I couldn’t wait any longer to sink my hands into some dirt, so I did my gardening inside and re-potted all my plants. What a fun way to mess up your living room! I feel like I’m going to go out of my head waiting for warm weather and sunny evenings.
So if you too are in need of a taste of warmer weather, here is my Mojo Sauce recipe.* It’s a garlicky, citrus sauce from Cuba that is out of this world. It’s a good marinade or dipping sauce for just about any meat or veggies.
Mojo Sauce:1 Orange (freshly squeezed and zested) 1 Lime (freshly squeezed and zested) 6 cloves of Garlic 1/2 cup Olive Oil 2 Tbsp Vinegar (cider or white) 1 Tsp Cumin 1 Tsp dried Cilantro (or a handful of fresh cilantro) Salt & Pepper to your liking For a little kick, add 1 Jalapeno or 1/2 Onion
Mix all the above ingredients with a food processor and store in the refrigerator. This makes about 1-1/2 cups.
*On a side note, I just want to say I’m terrible at following recipes (even my own). I used 6 mandarins instead of an orange and fresh globe basil instead of cilantro. I greatly encourage you all to experiment with this sauce!