Achiote paste (V)

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Achiote paste (V)
Achiote paste (V)
Tofu marinading in achiote paste
Servings:Servings: 4 - Makes 1 cup of achiote paste
Calories per serving:39
Ready in:10 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:None
Difficulty:Easy
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:25th October 2012
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Achiote paste or Recado rojo or is a popular blend of spices from Mexico used as a seasoning. Originally a Mayan blend, it is now strongly associated with the Mexican Cuisine of Yucatan.

The spice mixture usually includes annatto, Mexican oregano, cumin, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, allspice, garlic, and salt. The annatto seeds dye the mixture red, and this gives the vegetables it seasons a distinctive red hue.

Ingredients

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Method

  1. Using a pestle and mortar or a coffee grinder, grind the dry spices
  2. Peel and crush the garlic, mix with the salt, ground spice mix and orange juice and mix to a smooth paste.

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