UK Mainland Only (excluding alcohol)
From Cool Chile HQ (W3)
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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.
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 of 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 slightly earthy flavour and golden colour.
Annatto seeds (30.5%), cider vinegar, water, garlic, sea salt, Masa Harina ( ground nixtamalized corn), spices.
Per 100 grams: Energy 181.4 kcal/760.3 kJ / Fats: 1.9 g (of which saturated: 0.06 g) / Carbohydrates: 34.9 g (of which sugar: 0.07 g) / Protein: 6.4 g / Salt: 8 g
Store in a cool and dry place. Once opened, refrigerate and use within 4 weeks. Avoid exposure to light.
Made in a factory that handles nuts, peanuts, sesame.