This mojo marinade is delicious for use with meats and fish before grilling. It's a great marinade for grilled flank steak, whole pork loins, and on whole rotisserie chickens! Meat and chicken should be marinated overnight, fish only needs one hour.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pulse the garlic and onion in a blender until very finely chopped. Pour in orange juice, lime juice; season with cumin, oregano, lemon-pepper, black pepper, salt, cilantro, and hot pepper sauce. Blend until thoroughly incorporated. Pour in the olive oil, and blend until smooth.

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Nutrition Facts

177.3 calories; 0.4 g protein; 4.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 183.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2010
Wonderul marinade for chicken! I cut the recipe in half for 4 boneless chicken breasts. I used regular orange juice from concentrate vs. fresh squeezed then added a bit of fresh and added a bit of orange zest (did the same for the lime). I put everything into a ziploc bag and let it marinate all day. I highly recommend adding the Tabasco as it gives it a nice kick. The chicken came out moist, tender and the cilantro paired nicely with the citrus. I served this with "Lime Cilantro Rice" from this site and the leftover chicken went great over mixed greens with "Orange Citrus Vinaigrette" from this site. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2011
I think this recipe was pretty good; it just needed more kick. I marinated a whole chicken 24 hours and baked 350 for an hour and a half (tented with foil) then removed foil and baked 450 for 30 minutes. I also poured a small amount of marinade over the bird cooking breast side down. Most tender chicken - I had no trouble cutting into pieces. I may use this recipe again but I will definitely up the spices. Read More
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102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 73
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2010
Wonderul marinade for chicken! I cut the recipe in half for 4 boneless chicken breasts. I used regular orange juice from concentrate vs. fresh squeezed then added a bit of fresh and added a bit of orange zest (did the same for the lime). I put everything into a ziploc bag and let it marinate all day. I highly recommend adding the Tabasco as it gives it a nice kick. The chicken came out moist, tender and the cilantro paired nicely with the citrus. I served this with "Lime Cilantro Rice" from this site and the leftover chicken went great over mixed greens with "Orange Citrus Vinaigrette" from this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2007
I can't imagine how this recipe could be any better. Soak a gnarly slab of flank steak in it overnight, slap that bad boy on the grill, and pour yourself a Mojito, baby! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2007
I slow cook this over pork tenderloin and serve the meat on tortillas. I can't get enough! This is a great recipe. I do add more garlic and leave out the cilantro which I don't like. Much better than the bottle kind. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2006
I love this marinade! I was looking for something to use on turkey cutlets for the grill and this was the bomb! This is similiar to the Goya brand I purchase but I like the fact I can control the salt and no presevatives and add a little heat. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2009
I made this for pork tenderloin and chicken breast and it turned out really well. I marinaded the meat overnight and it was very tender. The only thing I left out was the lemon pepper because I didn't have any and it turned out just fine! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2008
My husband used this marinade on steak and shroom kabobs we had the other night and it was excellent! He did omit the orange juice and it still tasted good! We will use this marinade again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2011
Absolutley delicious! This recipe is perfect for truly traditional cuban or puertorrican style dish, or simply as a side dip for any meat. However, I suggest adding about 1/4 cup white vinegar as well to this recipe if using the mojo as a pre-seasoning marinade for pork, beef, or chicken, mojo-style roasted turkey. Let meat marinade for at least 6 hrs in the refrigerator (preferably overnight) and I guarantee, you will absolutely love it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2008
Good marinade. I think I must have left it on a little long because I found the steaks a bit tough. Maybe the citrus means you should only marinate for 3-4 hours. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2008
I was disappointed when I went to the pantry and I didn't see my usual Mojo Marinade. Then I came here I quickly found this recipe and had all but the cumin handy. WOW! I was very impressed. I didn't have the cumin and instead of the hot sauce I used up a jalapeno I had left over for guacamole and it turned out just fine. Next time I will use the cumin as well as more jalapeno. I can't wait to try this for fajitas! Thanks UODUCK1978 for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2011
I think this recipe was pretty good; it just needed more kick. I marinated a whole chicken 24 hours and baked 350 for an hour and a half (tented with foil) then removed foil and baked 450 for 30 minutes. I also poured a small amount of marinade over the bird cooking breast side down. Most tender chicken - I had no trouble cutting into pieces. I may use this recipe again but I will definitely up the spices. Read More
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