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Recipe for La Caja China Cuban Mojo for your next BBQ

Recipe for La Caja China Cuban Mojo for your next BBQ

Posted by Roberto Guerra jr on Jan 4th 2022

Mojo sauces vary across locations. In the Canary Islands, where the sauce supposedly originated, mojo comes in several kinds: green mojo, red mojo, coriander mojo, and parsley mojo. On the other hand, the Cuban variety is made from citrus juice, garlic, spices, and herbs such as cumin, oregano, and bay leaves. Here’s a quick and easy recipe you should try not only for your pig roast but for your barbecues!


Ingredients:

* 2 ounces lemon juice

* 4 ounces water

* 4 ounces pineapple juice

* 6 ounces sour orange juice

* 1 teaspoon cumin

* 4 teaspoons salt

* 1 tablespoon oregano

* 1 tablespoon bay leaves

* 1 garlic bulb

Mixing Instructions:

1. Get your garlic cloves and peel their skin off. Once done, mash them finely.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine your water, pineapple juice, orange juice, lemon juice, cumin, salt, oregano, bay leaves, and smashed garlic. Stir the ingredients thoroughly to distribute the flavors evenly. Let the mixture stand for about an hour before using.

A Few Tips

1. This mixture is enough to barbecue your chops and steaks. Still, if you plan to marinate a whole pig for roasting, you’ll need to multiply all of the ingredients by four. Doing so will let you create enough mojo sauce for an entire pig roast.

2. To marinate your pig, you have to ensure that you’ll use a syringe. As you can see, simply pouring the mojo on it will not make it that tasty because the sauce will not penetrate the thick meat. Instead, using a syringe will allow you to infuse the flavors into the depths of the pig’s flesh, making sure that every fiber ends up delicious and flavorful.

3. After marinating your pig with the mojo sauce, we recommend applying our adobo seasoning to give your roast a distinct Cuban taste. Massage the rub liberally on the inside of the pig.

4. When you’re done rubbing, inject the mojo into the shoulders and hams of the pig. You have to do it slowly to prevent the sauce from seeping out.

5. Flip the whole pig over and apply the mojo sauce on the skin, too. Apply the adobo rub as well.

We hope you enjoyed reading our blog on making or Cuban Mojo. Also, browse our blog for other delicious recipes.


And finally, if you still don’t have a barbecue grill, just get one from La Caja China store.


Happy Roasting!