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Mondo-Aliño: Spanish Condiment/Marinade

January 11, 2010

If you like the aromatic spice of fresh cumin and pungent garlic generously slathered over pork, beef or chicken, then Alino is for you.

I buy this premade at my local Latin supermarket, and it works great, but if you would like to experiment with making your own, here is a basic recipe.

I use it for fajita beef and it works really well as a grill marinade.

1 lb garlic I recommend the tubs of pre-peeled garlic(to avoid the task of peeling 1 whole pound of bulbs, not to mention the smell)
1/4 cup cumin seeds
1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper or more to taste
1 tsp salt – add more to taste after blending!!

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until a paste forms. Store in a glass jar in the fridge if using it over the next few days. Otherwise, freeze the remainder.

Referring website:

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 8, 2010 10:33 pm

    Hi there! This is Tamara from T’s Tasty Bits, and I just stumbled across your site. I am so glad you found this condiment useful. I am beyond flattered that a professional in the field liked my recipe; it truly means the world to me!


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