Island Mojo

Traditionally served with fried fish, this classic Puerto Rican tomato sauce is delicious served alongside a variety of seafood dishes, including Crab Meat Piononos. Keep olives, capers, and pimentos on hand in your pantry so you can prepare this easy sauce often.

Island Mojo
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  • Makes
    servings (1 1/2 cups)


  • 1 cup (8-oz. can) tomato sauce
  • 1 medium onion, cut in thin slices
  • 1/4 cup canned or jarred pimento, cut in thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sliced pimento-stuffed green olives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Ground black pepper or red pepper flakes to taste


COMBINE all ingredients in medium saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender. Remove bay leaf. Season to taste with pepper.

SERVE with Crab Meat Piononos, fish or shellfish. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 2.5g 4%
  • Saturated Fat 0g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 150mg 6%
  • Carbohydrates 5g 2%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
  • Vitamin A 6%
  • Vitamin C 10%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 8%
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 1g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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