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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.


  • Origin

    UK
  • 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. 

    Try:

    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