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Definition of the noun adobo

What does adobo mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adobos

  1. a dish of marinated vegetables and meat or fish; served with rice

Alternative definition of the noun adobo


  1. A marinade.
  2. A Philippine dish in which pork or chicken is slowly cooked in a sauce including soy sauce, vinegar, and crushed garlic.


  1. Adobo or Adobar is the immersion of raw food in a stock composed variously of paprika, oregano, salt, garlic, and vinegar to preserve and enhance its flavor. The Portuguese variant is known as Carne de Vinha d' Alhos.
    • also known as 菲式魯肉, 阿道包, Adob
  2. Adobo a.k.a. Philippine adobo: Adobo is the name of a popular dish and cooking process in Philippine cuisine that involves meat, seafood, or vegetables marinated in a sauce of vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic, browned in oil, and simmered in the marinade. It has sometimes been considered as the unofficial national dish of the Philippines.

There are other foods with Adobo in their name, like Adobo sauce.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adobo

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Google previewThe American Ethnic Cookbook for Students (2001)

by Mark Zanger

Adobo Manok (Chicken) Adobo is the national dish of the Philippines. The Spanish word "adobo" means "marinade," but many Filipino-American recipes shorten that step. This one, which does require marinating, was contributed by Mrs. Ken ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Latino Culture (2013)

From Calaveras to Quinceañeras by Charles Tatum

The generic name adobo means different things in different countries. For Mexicans adobo is a pungent chile paste and for Argentineans, Uruguayans, and Brazilians it can mean a simple salt, pepper, and lemon juice marinade used to ...

Google previewBarbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades--Bastes, Butters and Glazes, Too (2017)

by Steven Raichlen

Adobo is a versatile marinade, equally delectable with chicken, pork, beef, lamb, shellfish, and fish. Marinate the food, covered, in the refrigerator for between 1 and 8 hours, depending on the size of the cut. For instance, a fish fillet or chicken ...

Google previewTeologia En Conjunto (1997)

by José David Rodriguez, Loida I. Martell-Otero

Adobo is a seasoning; sofrito is a mixture of spices which is added to soups and sauces while cooking to enhance the flavor of the meal. 21. Gonzalez, Mariana, 52. 22. In other instances, invaluable documentation such as letters, unpublished ...

Google preview300 Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes (2011)

Healthy Dinners that are Ready When You Are by Dana Carpender

Adobo Seasoning Adobo is a popular seasoning in Latin America.

Google previewMastering Fermentation (2013)

Recipes for Making and Cooking with Fermented Foods by Mary Karlin

YIELD: About 2 CUPS STARY YO FINISH: 45 minutes to make v 8 to l2 hours tormenting o 2 days relrlgeration Adobo is a piquant paste or thick sauce used in Mexican cuisine made trom ground chiles (often chipotles). herbs. garlic, and ...

Google previewPuerto Rican Cuisine in America (2015)

Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes by Oswald Rivera

Sofrito is a flavoring, adobo is a seasoning and achiote is for coloring. All three can be prepared ...

Google previewCelebrating Latino Folklore (2012)

An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions by María Herrera-Sobek

The adobo is the key for meat seasoning and it is made out of a variety of herbs and spices that give the meat the tenderness that characterizes the roasted pork ( main plate at Christmas) and other cuts of meat. The traditional Puerto Rican ...

Google previewCharcutería (2014)

The Soul of Spain by Jeffrey Weiss

Adobos N ADOBO IS a simple marinade that is often. 5. Adobos.

Google previewBBQ USA (2003)

425 Fiery Recipes from All Across America by Steven Raichlen

Adobo is the starting point for many of the HispanoAmerican barbecue recipes you find in Florida. It flavors anything from chicken to shrimp to steak. An American twist comes from adding fresh pineapple and jalapeño peppers. The results are ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Philippines (2011)

by Artemio R. Guillermo

Pork and chicken adobo is the best-known Filipino dish. Americans introduced the burger, which Filipinos eat with chopped onions, garlic, and soy sauce. Fried chicken is a favorite but is marinated in soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic before it is ...

Google previewThe Flavor of Wisconsin (2013)

An Informal History of Food and Eating in the Badger State by Harva Hachten, Terese Allen

To explain some terms: adobo is a garlic and herb paste used to marinate the chicken; sofrito is a ...

Google previewAuthenticity in the Kitchen (2006)

Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2005 by Richard Hosking

Adobo is the essence of Philippine stews. It was thought to be of Mexican origin because it is similar to the Mexican adobado which is meat cooked in wine. However, food historian Raymond Sokolov believes that the name was applied to the ...

Google previewLatino Food Culture (2008)

by Zilkia Janer

For Mexicans adobo is a pungent chile paste and for Argentineans, Uruguayans, and Brazilians it can mean a simple salt, pepper, and lemon juice marinade used to tenderize and to baste meat. Caribbean cooks apply a garlic, vinegar, black ...

Google previewFiesta on the Grill (2006)

by Daniel Hoyer

Adobos Adobo is a general term for both wet and II.

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Culinary & Menu Terms (2000)

by Rodney Dale

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Google previewDictionary of Food (2009)

International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z by Charles Sinclair

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Google previewThe Ultimate Dictionary of Dream Language (2013)

by Ryan, Briceida

Adobo. addict Someone will need money. Be firm when you refuse to help them out. An unexpected problem will also arise. Handle it now before it gets blown out of proportion. address any numbers These numbers are lucky and may be used ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1859)

A - D by Hensleigh Wedgwood

adobar, to dress or make anything up, cook meat, pickle pork, tan hides ; adobo, dressing of any kind, as paint for the face, pickle, or sauce, ingredients for dressing leather ; E. to ...

Google previewFast Food and Junk Food: An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat [2 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat by Andrew F. Smith

Its Jollibee restaurants sell Filipinoflavored foods, including noodles, adobo chicken, sandwiches, rice meals, french fries, and macaroni soup. Its signature dish is The Big Champ, a hamburger with everything on it. Jollibee has more than six ...

Google previewCambodian-English, English-Cambodian Dictionary (1990)

by Kem Sos, Lim Hak Kheang, Madeline Elizabeth Ehrman

deep-frying cooking techniques, as well as noodle and soy products; Malaysian spice traders brought seasonings from the Spice Islands and introduced that delectable appetizer, Satay; Spanish colonization brought Spanish cuisine: Adobo, ...

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The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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