I am such huge fan of spicy food, especially Latin cuisine; it is so diverse and multi-faceted, Im sure it has a lot to do with the right combination of spices and herbs used in creating unique and exotic blends. One spice blend in particular has really caught my fancy and that is Adobo Seasoning.
Adobo comes from the Spanish term adobar which means to marinate. It was a way to preserve meat long before refrigeration came into existence. The use of adobo seasoning not only preserved the meat making it tender, it also added great flavor; thus, its use has since been continued to this day. You will find the Spanish-inspired adobo seasoning in many Mexican and Filipino signature dishes like chicken adobo or pork adobo - a result of the Spanish occupation in both countries hundreds of years ago. Continue reading