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Cuban Mojo Sauce for Oysters or Mussels

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Cuban

Ingredients

  • 3/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 large cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 chipotle chile, diced
  • 2 Tbl olive oil, extra-virgin
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 3 Tbl lime juice, fresh
  • 3 Tbl orange juice
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbl cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • 10 drops Tabasco chipotle sauce ONLY if not using diced chipotle

Instructions

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