This Adobo spice blend is inspired by Puerto Rican and Cuban cooking that uses adobo seasoning blend as a dry or wet rub. The flavor is heavy lime paired with the earthiness of cumin and notes of fennel and garlic. A savory seasoning, adobo is a key seasoning in Spanish Caribbean and Latin American kitchens and is traditionally used to season and/or marinate chicken or fish.
We like this Island Thyme Lime Seasoning best on chicken and lighter seafood like tilapia, salmon, and shrimp. HOWEVER if you are a fan of chicken wings, this is my most favorite! The key is to make a wet rub with the seasoning, some olive oil, and lime juice! Orange juice works well too but will change the flavor a touch.
As a rub liberally shake this seasoning onto the meat and then pat it in evenly onto both sides. For chicken we recommend 1 tablespoon of seasoning per lb of meat and for fish about ½ that amount (you can always add more if you feel the dish calls for it).
For chicken we recommend placing the seasoned chicken in the fridge for at least 2-4 hours ( up to 24 hours). When using on fish letting the seasoning set on the meat for no more than an hour before cooking is ideal. You can apply this as a dry rub or apply with a little olive oil. And don’t forget that fresh lime juice to bring the citrus zest to life!
Hand blended from cumin, garlic, lime, fennel, black pepper, salt, orange, coriander, Mexican oregano, rosemary and thyme.
FYI- Island Thyme Lime is actually a remade version of my Island Adobo Rub. If you were a fan of Island Adobo then rejoice! This new and improved version has more lime and garlic and I added a touch of orange as well. I think this version is very well balanced for having a pungent lime kick!