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Orange and Garlic Adobo Sauce

Orange and Garlic Adobo Sauce
20 min
30 min
Makes 8 servings

Key Ingredients

A can of Media Crema table cream with a blue label featuring strawberries, a bowl of macaroni, and cream.
Media Crema

Media Crema

7 oz. Can


  • 12 cups water

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar, divided

  • 8 dried guajillo chiles

  • 8 dried ancho chiles

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil, divided

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 cups chicken broth, divided

  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 1 cup chopped Spanish onion

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 3/4 cup orange juice

  • 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® Media Crema Table Cream

Make It

Step 1

Place water and 1/4 cup vinegar in a large pot.

Step 2

Cut the tops off of the chiles and remove seeds. Fry the chiles in 3 tablespoons hot oil for about 10 seconds on each side.

Step 3

Add the chiles to the water; bring to a boil. Cover; turn off the heat and let the chiles soak for 2 hours. Discard the soaking liquid.

Step 4

Place chiles, tomato paste, remaining 1/4 cup vinegar and ¼ cup broth in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Step 5

Heat large saucepan over medium heat; add remaining tablespoon oil. Cook garlic and onions, stirring frequently, until light brown.

Step 6

Add remaining 1 3/4 cups broth, chile paste, cumin, cinnamon, salt, pepper, lemon juice and orange juice. Cook for 20 minutes or until the sauce thickens to desired consistency. Cool for 20 minutes.

Step 7

Transfer mixture to a blender; cover. Blend for 1 minute on medium speed. Transfer to a bowl; stir in Media Crema and enjoy! (Use as a condiment for sandwiches, tacos or alongside protein of choice.)

Recipe Notes

Try substituting Media Crema Lite for the regular Media Crema!

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