sour orange mojo sauce

Cuban sour orange mojo sauce
A mojo sauce is a mixture of garlic and oil which is often used either as a marinade for chicken or fish or as an accompaniment for meat or fish, rice or potatoes. It is so versatile since you can cook it or just use as a marinade or dip or drizzle over cooked rice, couscous or salad vegetables. It is the perfect way to use Seville oranges, which have a beautifully tart flavour.

I made this to go with my Cuban roast chicken and it was delicious!

Skill level: Easy

100ml olive oil
1 x onion, finely chopped
10 x garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves
1 tsp fresh oregano leaves
1 tsp ground cumin
100ml fresh orange juice (seville orange if you can get it)
juice of 3 x fresh limes
salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Simply combine all the ingredients and blend. It really is that simple.


  • Use as a marinade, a dip or as a dressing for cooked meat and fish or salad.
  • I used a combination juices, including Seville oranges - they are not in season, but I had squeezed some of the juice and frozen it last spring. Nothing like thinking ahead!


Working London Mummy Working London Mummy said...

Wonderful ingredients thatbpair well with chicken

Marmaduke Scarlet said...

I loved this so much - definitely making it again. What was left got drizzled over some cooked rice last night and every last grain was eaten up!