Monday, August 24, 2009

Tyler Florence’s Mojo Marinade (for Chicken, Carne Asada, etc.)

Hi everybody! I’m back, and catching up to everything I missed while I was away. Prodigious thanks to both Stan and Leigh, who covered during my absence.

While things are a little hectic right now, they should be up to speed soon. In the meantime, I give you Tyler Florence’s Mojo, a lively, tasty Tex-Mex-style marinade for chicken breast and flank steak. Alas, since it’s nearly impossible to account for how much oil the meat will retain, there are no nutritional calculations (though the price math is still listed).

If you’re hankering for a solid side dish, check out Avocado and Corn Salsa over at Serious Eats. I posted on it today, and can absolutely vouch for its over-the-moonness.

Until tomorrow...

Mojo Marinade
Makes about 1 1/4 cups
Adapted from Tyler Florence.
Note: photo is of marinated steak, and not the marinade itself. The meat just looked better.

4 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 large handful fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 limes, juiced
1 orange, juiced
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil

In a medium bowl, combine garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Mash it all together to form a past. Add lime juice, orange juice, vinegar, and oil. Whisk to combine. Use as marinade or sauce.

Approximate Price of Marinade

4 garlic cloves, minced: $0.20
1 jalapeno, minced: $0.36
1 large handful fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped: $0.45
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper: $0.03
2 limes, juiced: $0.40
1 orange, juiced: $0.50
2 tablespoons white vinegar: $0.06
1/2 cup olive oil: $0.91
TOTAL: $2.91

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Valerie said...

That's a simple, but delicious looking marinade. I've copied it and hope to give it a try soon.

Anonymous said...

This is NOT a Tex-mex marinade - it's Cuban.

Anonymous said...

just a suggestion for the marinade... instead of orange i used tangerine - added two shots of tequila and the zest of the limes and tangerines.. its excellent :)