Mojo Marinade Recipe

Published on May 13th 2023 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on April 1st 2024
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Overview of a bowl of mojo marinade

Mojo Marinade is a flavorful Cuban citrus marinade. It is tangy, garlicky, herby, and so delicious. It's made with fresh herbs, garlic, shallots, lime zest and juice, orange zest and juice, and lemon zest and juice for many citrusy flavors. Use this delicious Mojo marinade to marinade all your protein. From chicken to fish to pork and beef, mojo marinade infuses the meat with so much flavor that it won't last long once you place it on the dinner table. You can also use Mojo marinade as a condiment for cooked meats like our KFC Styled Popcorn Chicken.

 

Is mojo flavor spicy?

Mojo marinade is primarily citrusy with a mild spicy flavor. 

 

Does mojo need to be refrigerated?

Mojo marinade must be refrigerated. Otherwise, it will spoil. Instead, store the mojo marinade in an airtight container to ensure the marinade lasts as long as possible. 

 

Is it better to marinade in bag or bowl?

It depends on your preference. Marinating food in resealable bags eliminates cleanup. You can toss the bag in the trash once you remove the food from the pack. Nevertheless, you can marinate food in bowls if desired. 

 

What is mojo good for?

Mojo can be used for marinating seafood, poultry, or meat. However, it can also be served as a condiment. 

 

Author: Sarah Leadon
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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Serves
2 persons

Ingredients

  • 6 cloves Garlic

     

  • 6 Shallots

     

  • 1/4 cup loosely packed Cilantro 

     

  • 1/4 cup loosely packed Parsley

     

  • 1 Scotch Bonnet Pepper, seeds removed 

     

  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Thyme 

     

  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Oregano

     

  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Tarragon 

     

  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cumin

     

  • 1 teaspoon Ground Coriander 

     

  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika

     

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons Kosher Salt

     

  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper

     

  • Zest of 1 Orange 

     

  • 1/2 cup Fresh Orange Juice

     

  • Zest of 1 Lime 

     

  • Juice of 2 Limes 

     

  • Zest of 1 Lime 

     

  • Juice of 2 Lemons 

     

  • 1 teaspoon Sugar-Free Sweetener

     

  • 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions

Chop the garlic, shallots, cilantro, parsley, scotch bonnet pepper, thyme, oregano, and tarragon, placing the ingredients into a mixing bowl.

 

Overview of chopped mojo ingredients in a mixing bowl

Add the remaining ingredients and whisk just until combined. Use the Mojo marinade to marinade chicken, shrimp, beef, fish, or pork, or store it in an airtight container in the fridge.

Mojo ingredients being mixed together in a bowl
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Sarah Leadon
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon