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Mojo Sauce

Cuisine: Cuban
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

  Mojo Sauce
1 teaspoon 5mlWhole allspice berries
3/4 teaspoon 3.8mlCumin seeds
1/4 cup 15g / 0.5ozMinced onion
2   Garlic cloves - minced
1/2   Scotch bonnet or habanero chile - seeded and minced
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlFinely grated orange zest
1/2 cup 118mlFresh orange juice
1/4 cup 59mlPlus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons 45mlFresh lime juice
2 tablespoons 30mlSherry vinegar
1 teaspoon 5mlKosher salt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlFreshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlSaffron threads - crumbled

Recipe Instructions

In a small skillet, toast the allspice berries and cumin seeds over moderate heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer the spices to a plate to cool, then grind in a spice grinder or mortar. In a small bowl, combine the spices with the onion, garlic, chile, orange zest, orange juice, olive oil, lime juice, sherry vinegar, salt, pepper and saffron and set aside for 1 hour.

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