Annatto seed whole

Annatto Seed, Whole

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Package weight:  4 ounces

Bixa orellana

Also known as achiote, annatto is the seed from a shrub native to tropical America, including the Caribbean islands.  It has a slightly spicy and peppery flavor, but no heat, and is known for the intense orange and red coloring it imparts to food (also to clothing, so be careful).

*Simmer in butter or oil to be used in flavoring a variety of foods; additional whole spices may be added along with the annatto seeds.

*Infuse in hot water for 15 minutes; strain and use to cook foods such as rice, couscous and beans.

*Add to homemade pickles for color and an interesting flavor.

*Use in marinades for grilled fish and meats.

 

RECIPE:  Red Scented Oil

In a saucepan, simmer 1/4 cup WHOLE ANNATTO SEEDS for every 1 cup cooking oil over low heat for 20 minutes; stir frequently.

Remove from heat and cool in the pan before straining.  Cover and keep refrigerated until use.

*Sautee meats and vegetables.

*Stir into rice and beans.

*Combine with flour to make a roux for sauces and gravies.

*Drizzle over casseroles after removing from the oven.

*Whisk into vinegar or citrus juice along with herbs and spices for salad dressings and marinades.

*Stir into mayonnaise or cream cheese for sandwich spreads and dips.

*Toss with cooked pasta.

 

RECIPE:  Red Spice Paste

¼ cup WHOLE ANNATTO SEEDS

1 cup water

1 tablespoon MEXICAN OREGANO

1 teaspoon WHOLE BLACK PEPPERCORNS

1 teaspoon WHOLE ALLSPICE BERRY

1 teaspoon WHOLE CUMIN SEED

1 teaspoon sea salt

3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

1 onion, chopped

3 tablespoons cider vinegar

Simmer the annatto seeds in the water for 15 minutes; drain.

Grind the oregano, peppercorns, allspice berry and cumin seed in a spice mill; add to the drained annatto seed along with the salt, garlic, onion and vinegar.

Place all in an electric blender or food processor.  Purée until smooth, adding water a teaspoon at a time as needed.  Keep in mind that you are making a paste.

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before using.

Yield:  About half a cup paste

*Smear onto any cut of meat and marinate 4 or more hours before grilling, broiling or roasting.

 

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Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 6 x 4 x 2 in

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