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Achiote Paste
Achiote Paste
Achiote Paste

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Achiote Paste

Cool Chile Achiote paste is made in our London factory to our own recipe using NO PRESERVATIVES! We use annatto (achiote) seeds imported from the Yucatan for a rich, earthy flavour and bright red colour.

Dilute the paste with a little lime and orange juice to marinate pork, fish or chicken for pibil dishes. It is also used as a base for other marinades when you want to impart a bright red colour, such as Al Pastor marinade.

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  • Ingredients

    Annatto seeds (30.5%), cider vinegar, water, garlic, sea salt, nixtamalized corn flour, spices.

  • Nutritional Information

    Per 100g:

    Energy: 181.4kcal/ 760.3kJ

    Fat: 1.9g

    Of which saturates: 0.06g

    Carbohydrate: 34.9g

    Of which sugars: 0.07g

    Protein: 6.4g

    Salt: 8g

  • Preparation

    For 4 medium sized mackerels/ 4 pieces of chicken or 450g of pork:

    Dissolve 20g of the achiote paste in a 45g citrus juice, we like to use the juice of 1 lime topped up with a bit of fresh orange juice, add 1 clove garlic which has been mashed up with salt if you wish. Marinate for 4-8 hours, then roast, grill, or barbecue. 


    Mashing achiote paste with mayonnaise or softened butter, slather on lean meat or fish and barbecue! Mmmmm...

    Achiote paste can also be used to make rice dishes to impart a slight earthy flavour and golden colour.

  • Allergy Advice

    Made in a factory that handles: nuts, sesame