Color Me Orange-Red with the Flavor of Achiote
Add the color of fall to your dinner plate with the beautiful
reddish orange flavor of achiote. A star in the cuisine of Oaxaca and the
Yucatan, achiote paste is made from the rust colored annatto seed. It
lends a mild, earthy flavor to dishes like Mary Sue and Susanís favorite
Cochinita Pibil, a slow-roasted pork dish served at Border Grill.
Achiote also adds zest to tamales, and blends wonderfully with citrus,
jalapenos, and garlic, making a wonderful marinade for roast chicken.
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