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

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)

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)

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)

These are pretty easy and so good, also works with Tilapia! You can find Achiote Paste in the Hispanic Foods section at the grocery store. Just be careful with the Habanero.

Fish Tacos with Habanero Salsa

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

Achiote Grilled Fish Tacos w/ Broccoli slaw, Mango salsa ~ Labor Day Celebrations

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!

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