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Adobo (Smoked Chile Marinade)

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Condiments Herb/spices Mexican Sauce/gravy


  • 3 Oranges
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 To 3 canned chipotle chilies or to taste
  • 3 Cloves garlic (1 T)
  • 2 ts Dried oregano
  • 1/2 ts Cumin seed
  • 1/2 ts Black pepper
  • 2 tb Wine vinegar
  • 1/2 ts Salt


Source: FOODday, July 9, '91 From: Valerie Whittle
This spicy marinade owes its unusual flavor to the chipotle, a smoked jalapeno chile. Chipotles are usually sold canned in tomato paste. Look for them at Mexican and Latin American markets. Adobo marinade goes particularly well with pork.
Juice the oranges and lime. Finely chop chilies and garlic. Place citrus juices, chilies, garlic, oregano, cumin, black pepper, vinegar and salt in blender and puree until smooth.
Makes enough marinade for 1 1/2 to 2 pounds meat or chicken.