Achiote paste is a combination of crushed annatto seeds, vinegar, salt, garlic and spices. The result is a thick paste which is typically formed into a small block.
This paste is often diluted and added to stews or used as a rub for meats.
To make fresh version of this paste – soak the annatto seeds in warm water. Then crush with pestle and mortar until a smooth paste is created.
Achiote Paste Cooking Suggestion:
It is a traditional ingredient used to make Recado, a rub for suckling pig and other meats.
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