All about the Achiote

A collection of recipes using Achiote or Annatto marinade/paste. This marinade is very traditional to the Yucatan in Mexico, home of our sauces and marinades.
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Seafood spaghetti {Tallarines con mariscos}.  Loaded with sweet mussels, shrimp, scallops, clams, and calamri in a rich, spicy tomato sauce.  Heaven!

Seafood Spaghetti - Loaded with sweet mussels, shrimp, scallops, clams and calamari in a rich, spicy tomato sauce.

Tacos al Pastor 4 chiles güajillo, 2 dientes de ajo grandes, 20 ml. de vinagre de piña o manzana, 5-10 grs. de pasta de  achiote, 1 pizca de comino, 10 pimientas negras, Sal al gusto. 1/2 kilo de pierna de cerdo en filetes muy finos {pueden usar lomo}, 250 grs. de tocino {la receta original lleva lardo}, Una piña pequeña cortada en trozos,Cebolla en rodajas finas al gusto. Adobo.

Tacos al Pastor

"Tacos al Pastor". You can make this traditional mexican street food with this recipe, it´s in spanish.

Achiote (annatto) and beer marinated grilled steaks topped with with jalapeño cilantro salsa

Achiote and Beer Marinated Grilled Steak (Bistec asado) basted with a spicy jalapeño cilantro salsa while grilling also served topped with jalapeño cilantro salsa. (if need be, can sub ground achiote or annatto with turmeric and sweet paprika)

Achiote (annatto) and beer marinated grilled steaks topped with with jalapeño cilantro salsa

Achiote and Beer Marinated Grilled Steak (Bistec asado) basted with a spicy jalapeño cilantro salsa while grilling also served topped with jalapeño cilantro salsa. (if need be, can sub ground achiote or annatto with turmeric and sweet paprika)

Cochinita Pibil Mexican Pork Tacos: authentic, mouth-watering Mexican food. Served for International Night potluck.

Cochinita Pibil: Orange, Achiote, and Pork Marinated Tacos

Cochinita Pibil Mexican Pork Tacos: authentic, mouth-watering Mexican food. Served for International Night potluck.

These are amazing! Incredible flavour and easy to make! Just have to get the right ingredients

Achiote Grilled Fish Tacos

Rick Bayless | Slow-Cooked Achiote Pork.  A friend made it this week and said it was delicious.  I got the achiote paste on Amazon.

Yucatan Pulled Pork better known as Cochinita Pibil. Great recipe for a laid back gathering of friends!

Cactus Fries Recipe | 2 pounds prickly pear cactus pads (nopales) 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons Achiote Paste 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg white About ¾ cup ice water Peanut oil for frying Salsa or ketchup, for accompaniment

Cactus Fries Recipe

This cactus fries recipe are not any ordinary spuds. Serve them as an appetizer, side dish, or even as a first course topped with shrimp or scallops.

Roasted Turkey with Achiote Citrus Marinade Recipe | SAVEUR - Achiote paste gives the rub for this recipe a deep red hue, making for a visually striking roast holiday bird. This recipe was developed by chef Mary Sue Milliken

Roasted Turkey with Achiote Citrus Marinade

Roasted Turkey with Achiote Citrus Marinade Achiote paste gives the rub for this recipe a deep red hue, making for a visually striking roast holiday bird. This recipe, developed by chef Mary Sue Milliken

Achiote Grilled Sunburst Squash via Spoon Fork Bacon #recipe

Achiote Grilled Sunburst Squash

Achiote Grilled Sunburst Squash via Spoon Fork Bacon #recipe

Achiote Grilled Sunburst Squash

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