Welcome to Miami Mojo! Pronounced "mo-ho" but if you’d like, “mo-jo” as Austin Powers would say is just fine, after all, I’m a Cuban American born and raised in Miami, so I’m quite used to hearing the same thing pronounced many different ways. I live in a fabulous melting pot of people, sites, and most importantly, flavors! I’m not a chef, but lord knows I’ve earned my stripes from all the hours I’ve spent in the kitchen. My parents are wonderful cooks and dinner at home always exemplified the melding of our Cuban and Spanish ancestry with traditional American fare.
What is “mojo”? Mojo is Spanish for soul and in English; it’s a magic spell or power. In Cuban cooking mojo refers to a sauce or marinade that is made with garlic, olive oil and a citrus juice, preferably sour oranges!