Salsa Database and Adobo Recipe


Chef Verónica Ramírez just called our attention to the salsa database at Tortilla Digital. I’m hankering to try this simple adobo sauce. Here’s a (rough) translation:

  • orégano to taste
    • 7 cloves
    • 5 g of cumin seeds
    • 40 g of lard
    • 250 g of dried chiles guajillos
    • 250 g of dried red chiles anchos
    • 1 head of garlic
    • 2 litres of beef broth
    • salt to taste
    1. In a pan, heat the lard over low heat so it doesn’t burn.
    2. Grind the chiles and other spices, except for the orégano.
    3. Pour the mixture into the pan, along with the broth and salt.
    4. Cook over low heat until the sauce thickens. Add the oregano.
    5. With this sauce you can bathe pork, beef, and all types of fowl. Serve hot.