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Aromatic dried Avocado Leaves are only from native Mexican avocado trees.
A popular herb throughout central and southern México with a subtle anise flavour, Avocado Leaves are toasted to release their natural oils and often used to enhance barbacoas (a particular way of cooking meat), black beans, guacamole, moles, pipiáns (a type of mole made with pumpkin seeds), soups, stews, and tamales.
In a spice grinder or a molcajete (pestle and mortar), grind toasted Avocado Leaves until powder-like, then sift into guacamole. You could also lay a bed of avocado leaves on a soaked dried Corn Husk, place a fish fillet on top with achiote seasoned butter, then wrap the husk over on itself so the fish is enclosed and roast in the oven until cooked through.
Toast leaves in a hot, dry pan for a few seconds on each side. Add whole, like a bay leaf, to soups, sauces, stews, rice or black beans, or tuck under roasting meats or fish.
Made in a factory that handles nuts and sesame.
Dried black turtle beans, spices and epazote, to make Mexican style black beans and refry (recipe sheet included in pack).Mexican black beans, known as 'frijoles de la olla' are common to central and south Mexico, cook these beans with onion to make this dish, or add included sachet of smoked paprika to make refry.
A rich savoury paste made with toasted dried chillies, dried fruit and cocoa.
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.
Chile Chipotle is a medium–hot, smoke-dried jalapeño chilli. Our powder is made from ground whole chipotle chillies.Small, thick-fleshed chipotle chillies are one of the most popular and well-known Mexican chillies, with a unique smokiness that works particularly well with anything slow-cooked. Deep maroon colourNotes of: wood smoke + molasses Kilo bags will be packed in cellophane bags