Spicy Mexican paste

    Spicy Mexican paste

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    About this recipe: A spicy, slightly wet, red seasoning paste made with achiote seeds (or paprika), lemon juice, tequila, chilli peppers, cumin, cloves and other spices. Typically this paste is used as a rub for meats or chicken before roasting or placing on the barbecue, however it can also be used in stews or chilli.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 5 tablespoons achiote (annatto) seeds or use paprika
    • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
    • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
    • 8 whole allspice berries
    • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
    • 3 habanero chillies, seeded
    • 110ml (4 fl oz) orange juice
    • 110ml (4 fl oz) white wine vinegar
    • 8 cloves garlic
    • 2 tablespoons salt
    • 5 lemons, juiced
    • 1 teaspoon premium tequila

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. With a spice grinder (or coffee grinder), grind the annatto seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns, allspice berries and cloves to a fine powder.
    2. In a blender or food processor, mix the ground spices, habanero peppers, orange juice, vinegar, garlic and salt. Blend until smooth. Mix in the lemon juice and tequila.

    Tip:

    If you are unable to find annatto seeds, you can order them online via www.seasonedpioneers.co.uk, where you can also find allspice berries.

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    Wow this recipe is almost identical to the one Director Robert Rodreguez uses as his pork but marrinade- check out the youtube vid for his 'Puerco Pibil" recipe. - 25 Jan 2012

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