Chile Marinade for Suckling Pig

Adobo para Cochinito

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    4 cups

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Appears in
The Food and Life of Oaxaca: Traditional Recipes from Mexico′s Heart

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1997

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Wash and griddle-dry the chiles by the directions. As they are done, place them in a large deep bowl. Cover generously with boiling water and let soak for at least 20 minutes. Drain.



For a very fine-textured adobo, grind the canela, peppercorns, bay leaves, oregano, avocado leaves, and dried thyme (if using) to a powder in an electric coffee or spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle, then process in a blender (working in batches as necessary) with the drained chiles and remaining ingredients. Otherwise, simply process all ingredients (in batches as necessar