Recipe by Deb Blagg
"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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garlic, coarsely chopped
minced yellow onion
freshly squeezed orange juice
freshly squeezed lime juice
dried oregano flakes
freshly ground black pepper
hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mojo Grilling Marinade
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 163
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