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Annatto Oil (Aceite con Achiote)


  • Author: Aida's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x

Description

Annatto oil is made from annatto seeds, rusty-red dried seeds, from the tropical America Tree (Bixa Orellana) and is used to add color to many tropical dishes.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ cup annatto seeds

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil over low heat into a 1-quart saucepan.  Add annatto seeds.  Stir well.
  • Cook over low heat until the oil changes into a red-orange color, approximately 2 to 3 minutes.  Stir occasionally.   Do not overheat.
  • Remove saucepan from heat and carefully strain oil through a fine-mesh sieve into a dish.  Discard the used annatto seeds.
  • Pour into a glass jar and cover with lid.  Store for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

You can also use the oil of your preference.

Keywords: Annatto Oil