Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Adobo Seasoning

Mmm.... for this Texan gal, Adobo seasoning is like Paula Dean's "House Seasoning" or Emeril's "Essence." It's WAY better than "Fajita Seasoning" or "Taco Seasoning"--those are so limited and, if you buy the little packets, they're overpriced, full of sodium and things like cornstarch, and, well... just not great. When I was in Honduras, the lady who cooked for us put Adobo seasoning in everything: beans, meat, eggs, you name it. The storebought adobo seasoning often has MSG in it or is full of salt. This mix below tastes great, is easily made from normal spices you probably have on hand, and is mild enough for kids.

~from (I cut the salt in half; below is approximately 1/2 cup--which should fit in a regular-sized spice jar. See the original recipe link for a smaller amount)

  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 4 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

Mix together and store in a sealed jar.

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