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02-27-2010, 11:35 AM
Achiote Paste
5 Tbl Sp annatto seeds
2 tsp. cumin seed
tsp. whole cloves
7 allspice berries
1 big Tbl sp. black peppercorns
1 ~ 2 seeded habanera peppers or you can substitute hot sauce for added shelf life
6~ 8 garlic cloves
2 Tbl sp. Salt
5 lemons juiced
cup OJ
cup vinegar
Small dash of tequila (optional but worth it)

Mix all dry spices in spice grinder until you have a powder, then mix wet with dry in a blender or food processor leaving out the lemon juice and tequila. Mix until smooth then add in the lemon juice and tequila and mix again.

Shiz-Nit’s Achiote Fish Taco
Mix some achiote paste with some more fresh lime juice, EVOO, fresh garlic, cumin and salt until thinned out fairly good. Rub both sides of the fish, wrap and store in fridge for 2 hours. Grill over an open flame or however you wish until fish is flaky.
Serve on a small flour tortilla with salsa, fresh cilantro, Mexican blend cheese, fresh squeezed lime, red onion and cabbage for a little crunch.

02-27-2010, 01:45 PM
Thanks Shiz!

This sounds great!