Hey y’all…it’s about time to uncover that backyard grill and dust off the cobwebs. At our home we love mild weather and outdoor cooking. My Honey Bee especially loves being a
pyromaniac grill master, but unfortunately it’s our dinner that is usually up in flames. I mean, don’t tell him I said this but I basically have to try and watch the grill from inside the house. When I see the flames get too high I bang on the glass of the kitchen window and yell “fire”. I’m surprised our neighbors haven’t called 911. Then, he struts in the house and brags about how “he made dinner”. Really?
So, being that our grilled meat can get a bit charred, I need to make sure that it is infused with extra moistness…like my absolute favorite marinade – Mojo Criollo. Mojo – pronounced Moh Ho – not the Austin Powers catchphrase Mo Joe Criollo Kree OH yoh. Loosely translated – Mojo – sauce. Criollo – of Latin descent. Growing up in Miami we called it Cuban Barbecue Sauce.
This is a classic Cuban marinade and we use it on meats and poultry. My personal favorites are marinated pork chops and chicken breasts. Typically the Mojo is made with sour oranges. This type of Orange is literally bitter, sour and fairly inedible. Sour oranges are plentiful in Miami, but not so available in Atlanta. This is the Mojo recipe I came up with:
Salt, pepper and oregano…
We hope you give this marinade a try. Your meat doesn’t need to be charred – maybe your grill master is better than my grill master Let us know what you think! Happy grilling!