MexiChef Achiote Paste - 2.2 lbs

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Achiote - MexiChef Achiote Paste 2.2 lb

The Achiote Paste, favored in Yucatan and Oaxacan cuisine, Achiote Paste is made from thousands of slightly bitter, earthy flavored, red annatto seeds. Ground into a paste, Achiote is a distinctly colored and flavored mainstay in the Mexican Kitchen. Aciote.
  • Dilute paste with sour citrus juices or vinegar to create true tasting sauces or marinades.
  • Create traditional pork dishes such as Pibil - pork steamed in banana leaves.
  • Use to enhance poultry and seafood dishes to yield distinct flavor and lively color.
  • Add to corn dough to create a zesty flavor and color in empanadas and red tamales.
Obtained from a vegetable specie originary from Tropical America. Also known as annatto, achote, onnote, cocotte bija and bixa Is the extraction from the outer cover of the shell, each fruit has 30 seeds approximately. Because of the red-orange color is very valuable as a colorant. It's of a great interest for commercial purposes because FDA considers its colorant "extent of certification". It is used as a colorant and condiment for traditional dishes such as: cochinita pibil, rice, chicken in achiote and caldo de olla. Also used to add color to butter, cheese, popcorn, drinks, and breads among other products. The main Achiote growers are Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru and Dominican Republic.

Pasta de Achiote MexiChef

Favorita en las cocinas Yucatecas y Oaxaqueñas, la Pasta de Achiote está hecha de miles de semillas de bija, poco amargas y de ligero sabor a tierra. Molidas hasta hacerlas pasta, el Achiote es un pilar de sabor y color distintivo de la Cocina Mexicana.
  • Diluya la pasta con jugos cítricos o vinagre para crear salsas o marinadas con verdadero sabor.
  • Elabore platillos de puerco tradicionales como Pibil - puerco cocido al vapor en hojas de plátano.
  • Utilice para realzar platillos de aves o mariscos, brindando un sabor distintivo y color vivo.
  • Añada a la masa de maíz para crear sabor y color chispeante en empanadas y tamales rojos.
Se obtiene de una especie vegetal originaria de América tropical. También conocido como bija, achiote, bija cocote y bixa. Es el extracto de la corteza exterior de la cáscara y cada fruto contiene aproximadamente 30 semillas. Debido a su color rojo-anaranjado, es muy útil como colorante. Es de gran interés para propósitos comerciales debido a que la FDA considera su colorante como "exento de certificación". Se usa como colorante y condimento en platillos tradicionales como cochinita pibil, arroz, pollo en achiote y caldo de olla. También se utiliza para dar color a la mantequilla, queso, palomitas, bebidas y panes, entre otros productos. Los principales productores del achiote son Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Jamaica, México, Perú y la República Dominicana.

Product Reviews
MexiChef Achiote Paste - 2.2 lbs
5 Stars based on 2 Review(s)
5 Stars

Review for MexiChef Achiote Paste
February 11, 2011

Great product! True to taste.

5 Stars

Review for MexiChef Achiote Paste
June 12, 2010

Love it! I mix it with lime juice and rub it or marinate my chicken, beef, pork, etc... Yummmmm!!


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