This recado or recaudo is a variant of the recados’ recipes that exist in the Yucatecan recipe book. The recados basically consist of mixtures of spices, fresh herbs, sometimes chilies and some extra ingredient; that when they are ground they combine in such an aromatic paste that serves as base for the elaboration of many other dishes.
– What all the recados have in common is that they condiment foods while they are being prepared. Sometimes they are also used to stuff a main ingredient.
This preparation is denominated “pickled" because the spices that are combined are very similar to the ones used in typical Yucatecan pickles, like the white pickled.
The pickled recado is a paste full of aromas and flavors that serves as adobo to marinate a good piece of beef or pork to later grill and accompany with some delicious freshly made tortillas. The meat is going to acquire a very special spiced flavor.
About the Recipe
In this recipe you are only going to roast and blend; anyone can prepare it.
We give the recipe with apple cider vinegar due to its fruity flavor that combines very well with the other ingredients for this reason don’t substitute it for white vinegar.
We recommend using extra virgin olive oil because it will give a better seasoning to the recado.