Adobo is a Spanish word that can refer to a seasoning mixture, marinade, sauce, or even a whole dish. The concept originated in Spain and Portugal and spread around the globe with the early explorers. Adobo powder is available in prepared form and usually consists of a combination of dried parsley, paprika, garlic or onion, and salt. Adobo sauce is a condiment made from chilies and spices. It is often canned with chipotles (smoked jalapeños)—a classic combination.