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.

Cochinita Pibil
Roast Achiote Citrus Chicken
Guatemalan Tamales
Achiote Sauce


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