Fragant Salvadoran Sesoning: El Relajo Salvadoreño

There are so many times that I have tried to replicate something and even though I think I have used all the correct ingredients, it doesn’t taste right. For those who have been in Salvador and have been trying to replicate their dishes, this is one of the secrete seasonings that you MUST have in your spice drawer.

Now, with this spice you will be able to make the best tamales, turkey, chicken or whatever you want to make right!


  • 1 Dried Guajillo Chile or Chile Pods

  • 1 Chile Ciruela or Ancho Chile

  • 1 Tbs of Black Pepper Corns

  • 1 Tbs of Cloves

  • 1 Bay Leave

  • 1 Tbs of Hulled Pumking Seeds

  • 1 Tbs of Sesame Seeds

  • 2 Tbs of Unsalted Peanuts

  • 1 Tbs of Dried Oregano

  • 1 Tbs of Dried Thyme

  • 1 Tbs of ground Achiote


  • Optional: In a cooking pan, roast each ingredient separately.
  • Finely grind all ingredients and store.

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