Latin cooking is all about the flavor and the seasonings! Growing up Puerto Rican my parents always used Adobo Goya All Purpose Seasonings…Si es Goya, Tiene Que Ser Bueno! I also use my share of Adobo and Sazon staples in Puerto Rican cooking. A few years ago I was at my cousin Miriam’s house. She has 5 sisters. Well we were having wine and cooking. My cousin Olga asked me to make tostones (fried Plantains). We looked and looked and could not find any Adobo Goya…We were in shock!!! I asked Miriam and she said I don’t use Adobo?!?!?!? WHAT?!?!?!? Actually I said “what kind of Puerto Rican are you??? She said that she doesn’t like to buy bottles of seasonings because she has to throw it out before she can use it all. WOW I go through it like no body’s business. Well we had the plantains and garlic so I decided to make my own version of Adobo! Hello!!! Super easy and Rico…
HERE’S THE HOW TO:
¾ Cups of Sea Salt
2 Tablespoons of Fresh Ground Pepper
1 Teaspoon Tumeric
1 Tablespoon of Ground Garlic
This is a great rub for roasts too! I also add a small handful of raw rice to absorb moisture. Combine all ingredients in an air tight container and shake it all up…Now you are ready for some “Spanglish Cooking”!