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Jul 15, 2010 08:27 AM

Anyone know where to find sour orange juice? (Burbs preferred)

Every time I need to make a mojo marinade, it calls for sour orange juice, and I have to make a facsimile of it, since I can never find the "true" ingredients. Anyone know where to get sour orange juice (or sour oranges)?

West burbs locations preferred, if possible.

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  1. I don't have a suggestion for a specific store in the 'burbs, but I see it in most Hispanic markets in the city, Harvest Time, Cermak, even Andy's Fruit Ranch. I know Goya makes a sour orange marinade, but I've never used it.

    I've also seen recipes that have an alternative of 50/50 orange juice and lime juice for sour orange. I believe that I've heard Rick Bayless suggest using just lime juice if sour OJ isn't available.

    Good luck!

    1. The Produce Market on Oakton and Skokie BLVD. in Skokie has Goya Sour Orange Marinade.

      1. Michael's in Naperville has the bottled Goya brand as well. Getting fresh sour oranges in the area is a bit of a challenge. Only time I've seen them was when working in a restaurant nearly 10 years ago. We'd get cases of them to make a specific marinade. If you are near a Caputo's they would most likley carry it as well.

        Michael's Fresh Market
        856 S State Route 59
        Naperville, IL 60540
        (630) 637-3800

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        1. re: tonyg


          I actually just bought some of the Goyo marinade from Caputo's last week. So they do have it...much like many of the smaller Mexican grocery stores.

          Hope you find it,

        2. Thanks all...I'm not much of a fan of the Goya stuff, I find it pretty bland and processed-tasting. I shall keep looking and report back on any findings.

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