• Prep Time
    60 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    60 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 1
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    Pasta de Achiote (Achiote Paste)

    The achiote is a tropical plant with a red, hairy, teardrop-shaped fruit with hard seeds inside that are used both as a natural dye and a condiment. Achiote Paste is used to season meats and color rice dishes and is an integral part of the classic Mexican dish, Cochinita Pibil. Made with achiote seeds, habanero chiles, garlic, nutmegorange juice, and white vinegar, the paste is spicy, smoky, and tangy. 


    Ingredients
    2
    tablespoons
    achiote seeds
    1
    teaspoon
    cumin
    1
    teaspoon
    Allspice
    1/2
    teaspoon
    black pepper
    1/2
    teaspoon
    oregano
    1
    teaspoon
    coriander
    4
    cloves
    1
    pinch
    nutmeg
    1
    pinch
    salt
    2
    chiles habeneros
    4
    garlic cloves
    1
    tablespoon
    Lime Juice
    1/2
    cup
    orange juice
    1/2
    cup
    white vinegar
    Directions
    Grind the seeds and spices in a pestle and mortar (from achiote seeds to garlic cloves).
    Blend with habanero, lime juice, orange juice and white vinegar in a food processor. Store and use as needed.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 1
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