Mojo Sauce

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This lively sauce could be considered plenty of excitement for one evening. Heated oil is infused with piquant seasonings to provide a zesty marinade for grilled or roasted foods. A little of this potent hot sauce will perk up almost any dish. Mojo Sauce will keep in the refrigerator in a closed container for 2 to 3 weeks.

Yields 1 3/4 cups



Mojo Sauce
Recipe type: marinade, sauce
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  • 3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger root
  • 3 tablespoons minced or pressed garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh jalapenos
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. In a heatproof 1-quart bowl, combine the ginger, garlic, and jalapenos.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the oil just until it begins to smoke. Carefully pour the hot oil over the ingredients in the bowl:
  3. They will foam when the hot oil hits.
  4. Whisk in the orange juice, lime juice, and salt.
  5. Allow the sauce to cool before using.
  6. For best flavor, marinate foods in the Mojo Sauce for at least 30 to 60 minutes in the refrigerator.
  7. Additional sauce that was not used for marinating may be served as a hot sauce to
  8. pass at the table with the meal.