Definition of adobo in English:
noun (plural adobos)
1A spicy dish or sauce, in particular.
- Chipotles (smoked jalapeno peppers) are available as a sauce or whole in adobo (a tomato-based sauce) in the Hispanic-foods section of most supermarkets.
- Sour cream and smoky chipotle peppers in adobo sauce add a complex, fiery layer unique to a traditional party dip.
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce (sold at Latin American markets)
1.1A Filipino dish of chicken or pork stewed in vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, bay leaves, and peppercorns.
- The Philippine Embassy ladies will participate in the mela and introduce everyone to cuisine like chicken adobo, garlic rice, pancit or vegetarian and non-vegetarian noodles, Philippine chicken barbecue and other delicacies.
- In the Philippines, nipa vinegar is used to prepare chicken adobo and paksiw.
- I tried the Thai green curry, Filipino adobo and Malaysian satay; all delicious.
1.2A paste or marinade made from chili peppers, vinegar, herbs, and spices, used in Mexican cooking.
- It is large enough to serve as lunch for two or three, and luxuriously flavoured with pork adobo and with chilli.
- The adobo marinade may be used to marinate raw meat for up to twenty-four hours before grilling or roasting.
- Grilled flank steak is marvelously roast-beefy, sinewy and heady with adobo spice.
Spanish, literally 'marinade'.