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Annatto Paste


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  • 1/2 cup annatto seeds
  • 1 cup vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin


Servings 1


Step 1

In a small medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the annatto seeds and cook, stirring constantly, until the oil becomes a rich, orange-red color, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Strain the annatto oil into the bowl of a food processor or blender, and add the lime juice, oregano, garlic, salt and cumin. Process the mixture on high to form a smooth paste. Pour into a glass jar and keep covered in the refrigerator until ready to use.

This recipe yields 1 cup.

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