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.
Achiote paste: Mix 1/4 cup bitter orange juice, 2 tablespoons oil, 2 teaspoons each achiote powder and Garlic Salt, 1 teaspoon each Ground Cumin and Oregano Leaves, and 1/2 teaspoon Ground Allspice.
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Tacos al pastor