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Annatto Paste

Courses: Sauces
Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 cup 55g / 1.9ozAnnatto seeds
1 cup 237mlVegetable or olive oil
1   Lime - juiced
1 tablespoon 15mlDried oregano
3   Garlic cloves - minced
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround cumin

Recipe Instructions

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.

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