Photo: Lynn Andriani

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The Lifeblood of Cuban Cuisine
Walk into a Cuban home and this marinade is what you'll smell, a heady combination of garlic, cumin and citrus. And while it's traditionally made with a mortar and pestle, you can get terrific results by just tossing all the ingredients into a blender and letting the appliance do the heavy lifting.

Try it with: Chicken, pork, beef, lamb, shellfish and fish.

Get the recipe: Adobo (Cuban Garlic Marinade)