Aceite de achiote (Annatto oil)

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Aceite de achiote (Annatto oil)
Aceite de achiote (Annatto oil)
Servings:Servings: 50 - makes about 500ml
Calories per serving:88
Ready in:10 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:5 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:24th October 2012
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This oil is used to add flavour and colour to dishes from the Caribbean and the northern part of South America.


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  1. Place both ingredients in a pan over a moderate heat for 2-3 minutes until you have an orangey-red colour.
  2. Allow to cool, strain and keep in a bottle or jar.


If you so wish, you can make this with lard.

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