it has a strong spicy aroma and an intense flavour of green jalapeno chilli peppers, can be used in most Mexican themed dishes, homemade salsa, meat rubs seasoning blends, marinades, or try lightly sprinkled over nachos and melted cheese.
Achiote is the main ingredient to prepare Traditional Mexican dishes such as Achiote Chicken or Cochinita Pibil, the spicy pork dish, so popular in Mexico, or tomarinate meat for the world famous Tacos Al Pastor.
It is also a key ingredient in the drink tascalate from Chiapas, Mexico. Other people use a hint of achiote to colour (yellow) other dishes such as tamales or sauces.
RECIPES Use this powder to add a vibrant natural red-orange color to food or as a base to prepare achiote paste.
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