Pollo en Mojo Sauce Black Beans a la Cubano and Mojitos
Pollo en Mojo Sauce: Serves 2 2 Trader Joe’s Boneless, Skinless, Chicken Breast pounded thin 1 Large Yellow Onion sliced (1/4 slices) Trader Joe’s Olive Oil (enough to cover large fry pan) Salt, Pepper Mojo Sauce (Recipe to follow) Sauté chicken breasts & onions in olive oil over medium heat. Add 3 tbls of the Mojo sauce reserving the garlic. Sprinkle with sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste. After one side is cooked, flip over and repeat adding the Mojo, salt and pepper. When chicken is cooked through and onions are translucent and caramelized, move chicken onto serving place and pour 1/3 of the Mojo sauce on top. Repeat for second breast. Serve with Trader Joe’s black beans and Trader Joe’s Jasmine rice. Use remaining sauce for additional if desired or for any left over chicken the next day. Mojo Sauce: ½ cup fresh Lime juice (about 3 medium sized limes) 1/2 cup fresh Orange juice (about 2 oranges) 8 – 10 Trader Joe’s pealed garlic cloves, chopped fine or minced 1/3 cup of Trader Joe’s olive oil 1 ½ tsp ground cumin Salt and Pepper to taste In a medium sauce pan, add garlic and oil; heat on medium till garlic is fragrant. Carefully add juice, cumin and Salt & fresh ground pepper and stir. Bring mixture to a rolling boil. Carefully taste to correct; Cool before serving. ______________________________________________________ Black Beans ala Cubano: 1 can Trader Joe’s organic black beans 5-6 cloves of Trader Joe’s pealed garlic (can be raw or roasted cloves) 2-3 Bay Leaves 1 tsp ground cumin Drain half the liquid in the can and add beans to small pot. Added garlic, bay leaves and cumin. Stir and simmer over low heat for ½ hour to an hour stirring occasionally. (Note: the longer it simmers, the more the flavors infuse) Serve with white rice. Mojitos: ½ Cup Spiced Rum (i.e. Captain Morgan’s) Trader Joe’s Mint leaves Ice cubes Trader Joe’s Mojito Mix In a tall glass add rum and 4-5 mint leaves and muddle together. Add ice and top off with mojito mix; stir and serve!