best Cuban mojo recipeMojo is a popular sauce that originally came from the Canary Islands and has Cuban and Caribbean versions. It comes in several varieties but they all have one distinct characteristic — they are spicy. A mojo commonly consists of ingredients such as local peppers, salt, olive oil, paprika, garlic, coriander, cumin and water. In Cuba, their mojo is infused with sour ingredients such as lime, lemon, orange or vinegar. What’s great about this sauce is that it can be used on different kinds of meat and even for poultry, veggies and fish. So if you want to give your grilled chicken, turkey, pork, beef, veal, fish or kebabs a trademark Cuban twist, use this mojo recipe.


* 2 ounces lemon juice

* 6 ounces orange juice

* 4 ounces pineapple juice

* 4 ounces water

* 4 teaspoons salt

* 1 teaspoon cumin

* 1 garlic bulb

* 1 tablespoon bay leaves

* 1 tablespoon oregano


1. Peel your garlic cloves and then mash them.

2. Get a large bowl and mix the lemon juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, water, salt, cumin, bay leaves, oregano and garlic. Stir them thoroughly and let the mixture sit for at least one hour.

3. If you want to use the sauce for a whole pig roast, you have to multiply the ingredients by four. The final mixture will be enough to marinate a whole pig.

4. To marinate a whole pig, use a syringe and inject the sauce into the hams and shoulders. Once done, flip the pig over and apply the sauce into the skin. Rub it with a delicious adobo seasoning and roast in your La Caja China.

We hope that you’ll the best Cuban mojo recipe we shared with you today. Also check out our mojo criollo barbecue recipes, malta recipe kit and adobo seasoning for pig roasting ideas. You can also visit our blog to get the step-by-step guide on how to bbq a pig. Remember, only use the best barbecue grill in town! Visit our website or call us at 1-800-338-1323!

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