Coming to your hands as a versatile sauce and a great marinade, mojo sauce is something you’ll crave more and more! It is garlicky, tangy, umami, and packs a whole lot of flavor with a distinctive citrus touch. So, let’s show you how to make mojo sauce at home – freshness guaranteed and effortless!

The loveliest thing about this sauce is that it does not contain any artificial additives or preservatives you usually get in store-bought options. Besides, you have the ultimate control over the ingredients that go in, so that you can always customize them to your liking. So, let’s get into saucing!

How To Make Mojo Sauce At Home- Step-By-Step Guide

This Cuban mojo sauce (Mojo Criollo) is super easy to make, and you’ll absolutely love it with all your meat, seafood, or Cuban-inspired dishes. This is indeed an irresistible marinade and goes really well with dishes like wrinkled potatoes.

Preparation time- 10 minutes | Cooking time- 00 minutes | Additional time 05 minutes

Step 01

Grab the ingredients and equipment needed.

Spices and herbs needed:

  • Ten garlic cloves
  • One teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper
  • One teaspoon of ground cumin
  • One teaspoon of dried oregano

Other Ingredients:

  • Two cups of sour orange juice (naranja agria)
  • 1/4 cup of white onion (finely minced)
  • 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • Two teaspoons of kosher salt

Equipment needed:

  • Mortar and pestle
  • Mason jar

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Step 02

Add garlic and salt to the mortar and smash the garlic cloves with the pestle until you get a smooth paste.

Step 03

Next, transfer the smashed garlic into the mason jar along with minced onion, ground cumin, black pepper, oregano, olive oil, and sour orange juice.

Step 04

Close the lid of the jar tightly and shake the container well until everything is thoroughly combined.

Step 05

Open the jar, do a taste check and add more salt and pepper if needed.

Tasty Notes From SpiceRally…

  • This homemade mojo sauce is an excellent marinade for pork, chicken, turkey, beef, and seafood.
  • If you can’t find fresh sour orange, you can swap it with sour orange juice from the store. Or else, you can make an alternative by combining one cup of freshly squeezed orange juice from three navel oranges with 1/2 a cup of fresh lemon juice from three lemons and 1/2 cup of fresh lime juice from four limes.
  • Although we have used ten garlic cloves, you can reduce it to 7-8 cloves if you are not a very good fan of garlicky flavor.
  • Make sure to shake this sauce each time you use it.
  • This will stay fresh for approximately up to three weeks in an airtight mason jar/container. You can also freeze it in an airtight container for up to three months.

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