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Adobo seasoning (Penzey's?) downtown?

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elizabethmaitland Apr 30, 2009 04:38 AM

Hi there

I'm having a Cinco de Mayo party next week, and am hoping to make this: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/339352 to roll up in tortillas with other accompaniments.

Does anyone know where in downtown Toronto, or in Scarborough at a stretch, I might be able to find Penzey's adobo seasoning? I have read the list of what's in this particular adobo seasoning, and unfortunately it includes Mexican oregano, which I would also have no idea where to find.

If anyone can help, I'd really appreciate it!

-EM

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    embee RE: elizabethmaitland Apr 30, 2009 04:49 AM

    I've never seen a Penzey's product in Toronto. You'd probably need to get it shipped from the US. I've seen Goya adobo seasoning, which might or might not, be similar. Most large Loblaw's and Metro stores have this on the shelf.

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      merlot143 RE: embee Apr 30, 2009 06:15 AM

      Penzey's doesn't ship to Toronto ;( You need a friend to send it from the U.S.

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        befuggled RE: merlot143 Apr 30, 2009 02:39 PM

        Are you sure? I put a trial order in the basket, and the shipping destinations are US, Canada and Other. I imagine they might have restrictions on some items depending on local laws, etc.

        As a side note, I really miss being within biking distance of their Madison WI store.

        Also, I think the LoblawMetro version will be okay.

    2. Wahooty RE: elizabethmaitland Apr 30, 2009 05:29 AM

      The Goya should be fine for your purposes - it has the same basic constituents. Or, if you want to make your own, your best shot at finding Mexican oregano is probably Perola or Emporium Latino in Kensington. But you could also do just fine with whatever oregano you've got - the Mexican stuff is different, but not so drastically different from European oregano that you're going to notice a big deficiency in your carnitas.

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        elizabethmaitland RE: Wahooty Apr 30, 2009 06:37 AM

        thanks for the help! i'll search out the Goya and hopefully something delicious will result!

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        Snarf RE: elizabethmaitland Apr 30, 2009 05:46 PM

        My suggestion would be to hit Kensington. Perola's on Augusta probably has adobo, and definitely has Mexican oregano. Segovia meats usually has adobo marinated meats, and could probably give you some guidance where to go and how to do it.

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          jamesm RE: Snarf May 1, 2009 10:32 AM

          The Spice Trader on Queen has Mexican Oregeno as well.

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