Saturday, January 31, 2015

Recipe for Adobo Dry Spice Rub

Ingredients

6 Tablespoons Kosher Salt (modify half-half salt substitute like Mrs. Dash if you're watching your salt intake)
6 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
4 Tablespoons Dried Oregano
2 Tablespoons Turmeric
2 Tablespoons Onion Powder
1-Tablespoon Black Pepper
1-Tablespoon Cumin

Optional - 2 Tablespoons Badia brand Sazon Tropical

Of course if you like other seasonings add it 1 tablespoon at a time so you don't overpower your rub. I like Badia brand Sazon Tropical - although some of the spices are duplicated there's just something about this mix that I like the aroma and the coloring it adds, more of a orange than the turmeric adds a yellow tint to foods. It's great with vegetables and meats for roasting, baking - or anytime you want to add seasoning. Of course this adds salt so you'll want to be careful and add less kosher salt when adding this.

Gift Tip:
I made a batch of this and bought 10 small decorative bottles, decorative bag, and some ribbon to give out as gifts. Each bottle fit about a little over 2 tablespoons of this dry seasoning. That doesn't sound like much but it's about how much if not more, in seasoning bottles we buy in the store. In addition I typed out the ingredients and suggestions for use and printed it on business card size paper & attached it to each bottle.