What Can I Make With Adobo Paste?

updated May 2, 2019
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Q: This past week I grabbed something I’d never even heard of before: A jar of adobo paste.

I looked at the ingredients, but that didn’t do much to clue me in. I gather it’s used for Southwestern and Latin American cooking, but I’m super unfamiliar with that type of cuisine. I’m always up for the challenge of learning a new family of dishes, though. Are there any simple or basic recipes to get me used to the flavor and usage?

Sent by Bailey P.

Editor: Bailey P., we think that this is probably, like other spice pastes, a mix of ground spices with some oil to hold it all together into a goopy paste. This is a great thing to put in marinades or to slather over meat before grilling. Here’s a great article from Gourmet on using spice pastes:

A Matter of Paste at Gourmet

Readers, do you have any good tips on cooking with adobo paste?

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