Achiote Paste

Yield:
about 1/2 cup
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons annatto seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 6 allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
Directions

Combine the annatto seeds, cumin seeds, oregano, allspice berries, and salt in a spice mill or coffee grinder. Grind to a powderlike consistency. In a small bowl, mix the powder with the garlic and lime juice. Store in an airtight container, in the refrigerator.

Use for Cochinita Pibil or any grilled seafood.


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