Cuban Mojo Sauce

3/4 tsp cumin seeds
4 large garlic cloves,
    coarsely chopped
1 chipotle chile, diced OR
    Tabasco chipotle sauce
2 Tbl extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black
      pepper
3 Tbl fresh lime juice
3 Tbl orange juice
1 scallion, finely chopped
3 Tbl chopped cilantro
     (optional)

 

Grind cumin seeds in a mini food processor until coarsely cracked. Add garlic and diced chipotle; pulse until finely chopped. You can also use a mortar and pestle, or a knife.

Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat until warm.

Add garlic mixture, salt, and pepper; cook 30-60 seconds or until fragrant, but not browned.

Stir in lime juice and orange juice. Remove from heat; stir in chopped scallion.

(if you haven't used the chipotle pepper, add 10 drops Tabasco chipotle pepper sauce or more to taste)