(Garlic Citrus Sauce)
MAKES ABOUT 1 CUP
While living in Cuba, historian, author and chef Maricel Presilla crushed the garlic for this sauce with a mortar and pestle that had belonged to her great-grandmother. This preparation can be used as a marinade and/or sauce for shrimp, pork or chicken.
1 small head of garlic, peeled and separated
1 tsp. salt
1⁄4 cup fresh bitter orange juice or 4 tbsp. fresh lime
4 tbsp. fresh orange juice
1⁄4 cup olive oil
1⁄2 tsp. fresh oregano, chopped
1⁄4 tsp. ground cumin
Pinch dried oregano, crushed
Salt to taste
1. Crush together garlic cloves and salt with a mortar and pestle, and put into a medium bowl.
2. Stir in fresh bitter orange juice or fresh lime juice and fresh orange juice, olive oil, chopped fresh oregano, cumin, crushed dried oregano, and salt to taste.