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Achiote – Yucatan Spice Blend (Recado Rojo)

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Time to step up your Mexican food game with this flavour bursting, Yucatan inspired Achiote spice blend.

Ingredients

For the Spice Blend:

For the Achiote Spice paste:

Instructions

For the Spice Blend:

  1. Toast the cumin and coriander seeds in a skillet over medium heat for three minutes or until fragrant and crackling slightly. Remove from the skillet and allow to cool.
  2. Place the toasted seeds along with the annatto seeds and peppercorns in a spice grinder or blender and process until everything is finely ground. Stir in the oregano, thyme, allspice and salt until well combined. (This can now be store indefinitely in an airtight container/ jar)

For the Spice paste:

  1. Place the ground spices into a blender along with the lime zest and juice, vinegar and garlic cloves. Begin to process and add the olive oil, a tablespoon at a time, until a thick paste like consistency is formed.
  2. Store in the refrigerator for up to a month. Also freezes well.
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