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Pork in Adobo
with a spicy flavor

This recipe consists of mixing the subtle and firm flavor of the pork with the spicy and smoky flavor of the adobo salsa. By mixing all these flavors a dish that delights all the palates is obtained because the flavor of the adobo salsa is immersed in all the pork, since the pork is marinated with the salsa.

– This is a perfect dish to prepare at reunions and celebrations. Because while the pork is baked, there will be time to prepare other dishes that you require.

When the pork in adobo is served we recommend putting tortillas on the table and the dish can be accompanied with: carrot salad with cream, white rice or refried beans.

About the Recipe

  • This recipe is very easy to make you only have to prepare a salsa, marinate the pork and at the end bake it.
  • The recipe is given with pork leg because it is more juicy although it could also be prepared with pork loin so it will be easier to cut.
  • The salsa that is used to marinate the pork is prepared with achiote paste and you can prepare it with us.
  • The marinade is prepare with apple cider vinegar because it has a sweet touch although white vinegar could also be used.
  • The total preparation time is long of about , since the pork is marinated and is baked for a long time.
  • Recipe for 4 persons.


  • 2.2 lbs of Pork Leg
  • 3 Guajillo Peppers (1 oz)
  • 2 Pasilla Peppers (.7 oz)
  • 1 Orange (8.8 oz)
  • 1/4 of an Onion (1.2 oz)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (.2 oz)
  • 1/4 bar of Achiote Paste (.8 oz)
  • 1 Clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of Salt

  • Cookware

  • 1 Oven
  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Baking Dish
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Kitchen Spoon
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Spoon
  • 1 piece of Aluminium Foil
  • 1 piece of Food Wrap Film
  • 1 Orange Squeezer (optional)

  • Directions

    Prepare the Adobo

    1. Discard the seeds of 2 pasilla peppers and 3 guajillo peppers.
    2. Put in a saucepan:
    • The 2 Pasilla Peppers with the ones you worked.
    • The 3 Guajillo Peppers with the ones you worked.
    • The enough Water to cover the chilies.

    1. Bring the saucepan water to a boil over high heat and leave the chilies cooking in the boiling water for about 5 minutes, until they soften.
    2. Transfer from the saucepan to a blender, with a kitchen spoon, the chilies that were cooked.
    3. Also add in the blender:
    • The juice of 1 Orange.
    • 1/4 of an Onion.
    • 2 Garlic cloves.
    • 1/4 bar of Achiote Paste.
    • 1 Clove.
    • 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon.
    • 1/2 teaspoon of Oregano.
    • 1/4 teaspoon of Cumin.
    • 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar.
    • Pepper to taste.

    1. Blend very well the ingredients, then set aside.

    Marinate the Pork

    1. Sprinkle over all the sides of 2.2 lbs of pork leg:
    • Pepper to taste.
    • 1 tablespoon of Salt.

    1. Put in a baking dish the pork leg with the one you worked.
    2. Pour over the pork leg the adobo that was blended and smear it, with a spoon, through all the sides of the pork leg.
    3. Cover the pork leg with a piece of food wrap film.
    4. Put in the fridge the pork leg with the one you worked and leave it marinating for 3 hours, so the flavors mix.

    Bake the Pork

    1. Preheat the oven to 355º F.
    2. Take from the fridge the pork leg that was marinated and remove the piece of food wrap film.
    3. Cover the pork leg that was marinated with a piece of aluminium foil.

    The pork leg has to be covered so it doesn’t dry, besides a steam chamber is generated that leaves the meat juicier.

    1. Put in the oven the pork in adobo and leave it baking for approximately 1½ hours, until it is well cooked and soft.


    Pork in Adobo served with golden corn and broccoli

    Tip: If you have a little left over of this dish... the next day you can make tortas or tacos of pork leg in adobo.

    Variation: If you want to taste this dish with a softer touch prepare the chicken adobo.

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