All Easy Recipes. Cook all that you can cook. Annatto Oil
What You Need:            (To Make: about cup)
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  • cup vegetable oil
  • cup annatto (achiote) seeds

  • How To Cook:
    1. Pour the oil into a small saucepan or skillet and heat it over moderate heat until a light haze forms above it. Stir in the annatto seeds and, when they are evenly coated with oil, reduce the heat to moderate and simmer for 1 minute.

    2. Remove the pan from the heat, uncover, and let the oil cool to room temperature. Then strain it into a jar, cover tightly, and refrigerate until ready to use. Discard the seeds.

    3. Annatto oil will keep for several months, but its flavor and color will fade with age.

    4. The oil is used in the Philippines as well as in the Caribbean islands and Latin America to redden and mildly flavor meat, poultry and seafood sauces.

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