The mojito, a Cuban cocktail, is made with rum, lime juice and fresh mint muddled with sugar at the bottom of a tall glass. We turned this refreshing idea into a brightly flavored marinade that works well with any light meat or seafood. Use on: Extra-firm tofu, shrimp, scallops, mahi-mahi, chicken, pork Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2007

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place shallots, mint, rum, lime zest, lime juice, honey, oil and salt in a food processor. Pulse until the shallots are finely chopped. Pour the marinade into a shallow baking dish or 1-gallon sealable plastic bag for marinating 1 to 2 pounds (4 to 8 servings) of your chosen protein.

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Nutrition Facts

21 calories; 0.9 g total fat; 0.1 g saturated fat; 113 mg sodium. 14 mg potassium; 2.4 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 0.1 g protein; 49 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 2 mcg folate; 3 mg calcium; 1 mg magnesium; 2 g added sugar;

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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2013
Go To Marinade This is my go-to white meat marinade (along with Pirate Marinade for red meats.) I always dread juicing the limes and rarely use shallots. Pros: Flavor Cons: Juicing the limes Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2013
I used this on a pork tenderoin marinating it for about 3 hours. It was just delicious. I took the leftover marinade and reduced it via quick boil and used it sparingly as a sauce over the sliced pork. It was a fabulous. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I used this on scallops and then grilled them with vegetables. Delicious and so easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I marinated boneless skinless chicken breast with this then grilled them. Turned out great. The mojito flavor really comes through and the mint adds a burst of freshness. Fast easy and delicious. What's not to love? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I didn't have rum so I substituted plain yogurt (1/4c) instead. Then I used the chicken for fajitas. The chicken browned nicely and was very tasty. It was also good later as a salad topping. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Fantastic on Pork! I've tried this marinade as written on chicken Tilapia and pork and it is by far the best on pork! We loved it so much we decided it should be done with pork kabobs instead of chops to maximize the surface area covered in marinade. Read More
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