Mojo

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(Latin-Caribbean garlic sauce)

Mojo (pronounced MO-ho) is used in Puerto Rico and Cuba as a condiment for tostones, deep-fried plantain chips. This pungent garlic sauce, sometimes called mojo de ajo, can also be used to flavor fried or boiled yuca, or as a marinade for pork.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • Good quality olive oil -- 1 cup
  • Garlic, crushed -- 6 to 10 cloves
  • Lemon or lime juice -- 1/4 cup
  • Salt -- 1/2 teaspoon

Method

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Adjust the amount of salt or juice to taste.

Variations

  • Canary Island-style Mojo: Mojo sauce originated in the Canary Islands, a chain of Spanish islands off the coast of West Africa. Add a tablespoon of paprika or ground cumin, or use combination of the two. For a little heat, add a chopped chile pepper. Serve with boiled potatoes or as a dip for bread.
  • Add a little squeeze of orange juice for an authentic sour orange flavor. Or substitute vinegar for the citrus juice.
  • Add a little dried oregano.
  • Add a little water or chicken stock to the sauce to thin it out a bit if you like.
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Origin of Mojo

The origin of mojo is from the Canary Islands.