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Adobo (Mexican Smoked Chile Marinade)

3 Oranges

2 ts Dried oregano

1 Lime

1/2 ts Cumin seed

2 canned chipotle chilies

1/2 ts Black pepper-or to taste

2 tb Wine vinegar

3 Cloves garlic (1 T)

1/2 ts Salt


This spicy marinade owes its unusual flavor to the chipotle, a smoked

jalapeno chili. 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.

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