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Annatto Paste Recipe

Annatto Paste Notes

This recipe ortesy Emeril Lagasse, 2001


Serves / Yields

Yields 1 Cup

Preparation Instructions

In a small to medium saucepan, heat the olice 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 was provided by The Spice House.