2 to 3 jalapeno chiles stemmed and seeded if desired
7 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon salt
1 bunch cilantro, stems and leaves
Combine 1/3 cup of the orange juice, the achiote paste, jalapenos, garlic, peppercorns and salt in a blender or food processor. Puree until the peppercorns are completely crushed. Add the cilantro and the remaining 1/3 cup orange juice and puree until smooth.
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