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Achiote Oil (Annatto Seed Oil)
Oil infused with annatto seeds to give an orange colour. This oil can then be used in cooking to impart a yellow/orange colour. It will also give food a pleasant peppery, nutty taste.
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Herbs and Spices Required:
1 tbsp Annatto Seeds
4 fl oz olive oil or sunflower oil
Herbs and Spices as listed above
Heat the annatto seeds and the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat until the seeds are sizzling. When they reach this point, remove the pan from the heat and let the seeds steep in the oil as it cools. Once cool remove the seeds and store the oil in a sealed container in the fridge until needed.
BEWARE: The seeds and oil WILL STAIN surfaces and clothing.