This Adobo Seasoning Recipe is great because it is good to season veggies, meats and many other foods.
There was always a bottle of Adobo in my house along with many essential ingredients like sazón and sofrito. These seasonings are a staple in many countries in the Caribbean like Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Also popular in Latin America and even here in the US especially in states where the Latino population is large.
What is Adobo Seasoning?
Adobo is a perfect balance of salt, pepper, oregano, turmeric, and onion and garlic powder. You may have seen it before, made by the Goya brand which is very popular among Latin cooks. Some of these adobos come in different versions. There is the adobo without pepper, adobo with cumin and even hot adobo. Now you can make your own Adobo Seasoning Recipe. Not only is this recipe made with less salt but it will be your base to make different kinds.
Where does the word Adobo come from?
The word adobo comes from the Spanish word adobar. Which translated into English means to season. It is important to mention that adobo can be many things depending on the culture. In the Caribbean, adobo is the seasoning like the one in this recipe. In the Philippines adobo is meat marinated in soy sauce, vinegar and garlic along with other variations depending on the person.
All Purpose Seasoning
It is an amazing all-purpose seasoning. It can be used in many recipes. The best thing is all the ingredients needed to make this Adobo seasoning recipe can be found in your local grocery store. With just a few dollars you have a seasoning that will last a very long time.
What is Adobo used for?
- As a Marinade– you can use it to marinade your meats like in a fried chicken recipe or fish. It can even be used as a dry rub like in Puerto Rican style Pernil.
- As a Seasoning– that can be used in just about any savory dish like rice. I use it as a seasoning in my mofongo.
In which recipes can I use Adobo Seasoning?
You can use adobo in soups like sancocho or rice soup. You can use it in pernil as a dry rub. Try using it in your favorite recipes too. You can also make your ground beef and season it with adobo as your taco seasoning and it will taste amazing.
How to store?
To store adobo preferably you will do it in a glass jar with a lid. You don’t have to refrigerate it, it can stay anywhere in your kitchen at room temperature. The best thing about this all-purpose seasoning is that it can last you up to a couple of years. Is not that it gets spoiled but the spices will lose some aroma and flavor potency.
1. Salt- I used table salt in a modest quantity so you can add a lot of flavor without having to worry about the salt.
2. Garlic and onion powder- Garlic and onion powder are used and can be substituted for the granulated version.
3. Black pepper- This recipe calls for black ground pepper but if you like you can substitute for white ground pepper.
4. Turmeric- Besides the flavor, turmeric adds color to the recipe.
5. Oregano- It has the right amount of oregano to complement this seasoning.
Adobo Seasoning Recipe
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 3 tablespoons garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons onion powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric
- Measure all your ingredients. In a medium bowl add the ingredients and mix well. Store in a glass jar with a lid.