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Mojo sauce

Postby Bob Henrick » Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:15 am

I am in need of a recipe for mojo sauce. I have searched on Google and like so many other foods there are as many recipe's as there are peoples who use the food in question. One recipe I found calls for 2 whole red peppers, yet it doesn't say if these peppers are sweet or hot. So, maybe that is my biggest quandary. I suppose I could just experiment and see which I like better, but I am certain my wife would not eat it if the peppers are of the chile variety. TIA.
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Re: Mojo sauce

Postby ChefCarey » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:11 am

Bob Henrick wrote:I am in need of a recipe for mojo sauce. I have searched on Google and like so many other foods there are as many recipe's as there are peoples who use the food in question. One recipe I found calls for 2 whole red peppers, yet it doesn't say if these peppers are sweet or hot. So, maybe that is my biggest quandary. I suppose I could just experiment and see which I like better, but I am certain my wife would not eat it if the peppers are of the chile variety. TIA.[/code]


*All* peppers are of the "chile" variety. Just another word for "pepper."
However, I get your drift. Not hot is what you want. Most of these recipes are calling for the not hot variety. You can always add a little heat by throwing in a jalapeno or serrano or two.
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Re: Mojo sauce

Postby Bob Henrick » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:32 am

Thanks Chef, this is about what I thought, but since I can pick the brains here I thought I would take advantage of it just to be sure. I suppose one could use something like poblano peppers or even sweet red peppers adding a jalapéno or two, which would not add too much heat, even for my wife. BTW, do you have a favorite recipe for mojo that you would care to share? Thanks again.
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Re: Mojo sauce

Postby Robin Garr » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:57 am

Bob Henrick wrote:I am in need of a recipe for mojo sauce.


Bob, I'm a little puzzled here ... we love Cuban food and eat a fair amount of it, both at Louisville's excellent Havana Rumba and in South Florida (especially Key West's excellent El Sibouney, and I don't recall any mojo with peppers in it, hot or mild. It's usually all about citrus juices and garlic, lots and lots of garlic.

I haven't tried this, but if it were me, I'd Google up "cuban mojo sauce recipe" and triage your findings based on their use of orange/lemon/lime juices and garlic.

Or call Fernando at Havana Rumba, (502) 897-1959 and see if he'll give it up.
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Re: Mojo sauce

Postby ChefCarey » Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:44 pm

Robin Garr wrote:
Bob Henrick wrote:I am in need of a recipe for mojo sauce.


Bob, I'm a little puzzled here ... we love Cuban food and eat a fair amount of it, both at Louisville's excellent Havana Rumba and in South Florida (especially Key West's excellent El Sibouney, and I don't recall any mojo with peppers in it, hot or mild. It's usually all about citrus juices and garlic, lots and lots of garlic.

I haven't tried this, but if it were me, I'd Google up "cuban mojo sauce recipe" and triage your findings based on their use of orange/lemon/lime juices and garlic.

Or call Fernando at Havana Rumba, (502) 897-1959 and see if he'll give it up.



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Mojo (pronounced 'mO-"hO) is the name, or abbreviated name, of several types of hot sauce that originated in the Canary Islands. It is predominantly either a red (most common), green or orange sauce.

The basic recipe consists of olive oil, large amounts of garlic, paprika or chili powder, and cumin. Flavourings such as Vinegar, lemon, orange or lime juice may be added. The most typical use of this hot sauce seems to be papas arrugadas con salsa mojo, or potatoes with mojo. Mojo is also commonly served with fresh bread rolls at the beginning of a meal. Similar sauces, also known as mojo, are also popular in Cuba and throughout the Caribbean. The flavor can be made of almost everything, from tomato or pepper to avocado.
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Re: Mojo sauce

Postby Carrie L. » Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:23 pm

Ah Mojo....
One of the few things I miss about living in Florida.
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Re: Mojo sauce

Postby Jenise » Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:46 pm

Carrie! You've been away too long. Good to see your name again.
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Re: Mojo sauce

Postby Carrie L. » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:04 am

Thanks! It's been one heck of a busy summer. The only thing I had the chance to do on the computer was work! Uhg.

It is great to be back, though it took me a little detective work to find you guys once I was ready! May want to consider having the old, old, FLDG page link people here vs. netscape? Maybe you've already covered that...

Now that I'm back with all the familiar names and personalities, it feels like I was never out of the loop. So nice!
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