adobo criolloThe adobo criollo, also known as the adobo seasoning, is a staple ingredient in Cuban cooking and grilling. The traditional adobo sauce is made from spices, wine or vinegar and olives that when combined do not only make food delicious but also preserve them at the same time. The adobo seasoning, meanwhile, is a mixture of chili powder, cumin, dried oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, paprika and salt. Now this seasoning is very versatile. You can use it in almost all kinds of food items. If you are looking for recipes to use this rub or seasoning for, here’s a list of our suggestions:


1. Spicy Buffalo Wings


Who doesn’t love Buffalo wings especially when it’s football season? Instead of using your old recipe, try this! In a mixing bowl, combine salt, chili powder, salsa jalapeno, red pepper, Recalto, sazon, onion and adobo seasoning. Stir well to distribute the spices. Dip your chicken wings in this mixture and grill them to perfection!


2. Skewers Ala Adobo Criollo


For this recipe, you’re going to need 1 ½ pounds of shrimp, one green bell pepper, one red bell pepper, one yellow bell pepper, one red onion, ½ fresh pineapple. Cut the veggies and fruit into cubes. Season them with adobo seasoning and stick them onto the skewers. Grill them over low fire.


3. Roasted Turkey


Instead of serving your traditional American turkey roast, try this recipe instead! Just rinse the fowl and dry it inside and out. Flavor its inside with the adobo seasoning. On the other hand, rub the turkey skin with achiote olive oil. You can choose whether you want to stuff it or not. If you don’t want it stuffed, you can simply put a large onion (sliced) and a whole garlic head (peeled) inside the body.


4. Rib Steak


Give your rib steak a Cuban twist, too! Dip each steak in your adobo rub and make sure that you’ll coat both sides evenly. You can put the steaks in the fridge and let the spices sink into the meat for an hour or two. Grill them over high heat for 3 to 4 minutes before flipping them. Cook the other side for another 3 minutes or until it reaches your preferred temperature.


5. Grilled Chicken


The adobo criollo is perfect for grilled chickens, too! Simply season your chicken thighs with soy sauce and vinegar. In a mixing bowl, add your sazon, garlic powder, oregano and adobo seasoning. Make sure that you’ll stir the mixture well. Soak the chicken thighs in the marinade and let it sit for about 20 minutes before grilling.


6. Slow Cooked Beef and Potatoes


If you want slow-cooked beef, try this recipe! First of all, brown the sides of your beef in a large skillet. Make sure that you’ll use medium heat. Set the meat aside when they’re already brown. Now you can put the rest of these ingredients in a slow cooker or you can also cook them indirectly on the grill. Combine all ingredients in the cooker or aluminum pan for grilling.


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