well, me & my buddy rick bayless are at it again, this time with camarones adobados..
this week: [grilled camarones adobados: mexican marinated shrimp]
adapted from: authentic mexican by rick bayless
here in america, anything we order with the term en adobo or adobado is usually some variation of a red chile sauce/marinade, so most of us have come to associate it with that & take those dishes as the definition of adobo. however, as i learned, those terms are just the general words for marinade/marinated, not for a specific recipe. who knew?
i have never made a traditional mexican adobo recipe before, so i did not know what exactly to expect. rick gives a basic recipe for a red chile adobo, similar to what we might expect- dried red chiles, garlic, & a whole bunch of spices. i used it not so much as a recipe, but as the 3 basic parts of the template; using that knowledge, i filled them in as i chose, experimenting with the types of chiles, amount of garlic, types of spices, etc.