Adobo seasoning is an all purpose seasoning and spice blend originating from Latin American and Philippine cuisine. Homemade Adobo seasoning is made from a combination of dried herbs, dry spices, and seasonings like garlic powder (granulated garlic), onion powder, chili powder, ground black pepper, kosher salt, cumin, cilantro, turmeric, etc. Adobo seasoning is known for its bold and savoury flavour profile. In this blog post, we will explore more about this amazing spice blend.
What is Adobo Seasoning?
Adobo seasoning is a flavourful and versatile spice blend with roots in Latin and Philippine cuisine. The combination of herbs, spices, and seasonings of adobo seasoning creates a bold and savoury flavour profile. Adobo seasoning can be used in a variety of dishes to add depth of flavour and is commonly used as a marinade or wet rub.
Origins and History
Adobo seasoning is believed to have originated in the Philippines. The word "adobo" means "marinade" or "seasoning" in Spanish. Adobo seasoning was brought to Latin America by Spanish colonizers and has since become a staple in Lati
Ingredients of Adobo Seasoning
The exact ingredients in adobo seasoning can vary depending on the region or recipe, but typically, this all purpose seasoning includes Paprika, Oregano, Garlic powder, Kosher Salt, Ground Black pepper, Onion powder, Cayenne pepper
Some variations of adobo seasoning may also include cumin, thyme, annatto seeds, soy sauce, turmeric, vinegar, and bay leaves.
Adobo seasoning is commonly used as a marinade for meat, poultry, and seafood. Adobo seasoning can also be sprinkled on vegetables, soups, stews, and eggs. Adobo seasoning can also be used as a wet rub for grilling or roasting
Adobo seasoning can be mixed with olive oil or vinegar to create a dipping adobo sauce.
Variations of Adobo Seasoning
Mexican adobo seasoning includes cumin. garlic powder, onion powder, and thyme. Puerto Rican adobo seasoning includes annatto seeds for a yellow colour. Filipino adobo seasoning includes soy sauce, vinegar, and bay leaves.
Health Benefits of Adobo Mojado
Paprika and cayenne pepper contain antioxidants. Oregano and garlic have antibacterial properties. Adobo seasoning is low in calories and sodium compared to other seasonings.
Recipes Using Adobo Seasoning
Here are three simple and delicious recipes that incorporate adobo seasoning:
Marinate chicken in a mixture of olive oil, vinegar, and adobo seasoning for at least 30 minutes. Bake in the oven at 375°F until fully cooked. Serve with rice and a side of steamed vegetables
Toss raw shrimp in adobo seasoning. Heat a pan with oil over medium-high heat and sauté shrimp until pink and cooked through. Serve with a squeeze of lemon and a side of grilled corn on the cob
Cut up your favorite vegetables into bite-sized pieces (e.g. carrots, potatoes, bell peppers). Toss with olive oil and adobo seasoning. Roast in the oven at 400°F until tender and slightly charred. Serve as a side dish or as a topping for a salad.
Try experimenting with adobo seasoning and incorporating it into your favourite dishes for a bold and savoury flavour!
Adobo seasoning is a versatile and flavourful spice blend. It can be used in a variety of dishes to add depth of flavour. There are amazing health benefits from the use of herbs, spices, and seasonings. Incorporate adobo seasoning into your Mexican cooking, or in your general cooking for a bold and savory twist on classic dishes!.