El Yucateco Achiote Paste 1kg

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El Yucateco Achiote Paste 1kg: Elevate Your Cooking with Authentic Mexican Flavors

A Culinary Journey to the Yucatan

El Yucateco Achiote Paste in a generous 1kg package invites you to explore the rich and diverse flavours of the Yucatan. This authentic Mexican seasoning is crafted from the finest annatto seeds and a careful selection of traditional spices, making it an essential element in Yucatecan and Central American cuisines.

Premium Ingredients for Exceptional Flavor

This paste is made from annatto seeds harvested in the ideal conditions of the Yucatan Peninsula’s humid, tropical climate. The quality of these seeds is reflected in the paste's ability to impart a unique depth of flavour and vibrant colour to various dishes. It's particularly effective for marinating meats like chicken and beef and is a key ingredient in the iconic Cochinita Pibil.

A Nod to Mayan Heritage

Achiote, or "Recado Rojo," is more than just a seasoning. It's a celebration of the region's rich Mayan heritage, known for its intense colour and profound taste that enhances any recipe it graces.

A Chef’s Ally in the Kitchen

El Yucateco Achiote Paste is designed for ease of use, streamlining the marinating process. Dilute 1 oz of the paste with ½ cup of vinegar or 50 ml of liquid annatto to create a versatile marinade suitable for meats, fish, and even vegetarian dishes.

Storing for Lasting Freshness

El Yucateco Achiote Paste is composed of annatto seed, water, salt, spices, garlic, acetic acid, and a minimal amount of sodium benzoate to preserve its quality. Store it in a cool, dry place to maintain its freshness and flavour profile.

A Versatile Addition to Any Kitchen

With El Yucateco Achiote Paste, you're not just adding seasoning to your dishes; you're infusing them with the soul of Mexican cuisine. Its ease of use, combined with the authentic flavours it imparts, makes it a valuable addition to any kitchen where the rich traditions of Yucatecan cooking are cherished.

Water, corn flour, annatto seed (22%), salt, garlic, spices, acidity regulator (acetic acid), (E-260) and preservative (sodium benzoate) (E211). This product contains GMOs.

Allergens: Gluten and Allergen Free


Nutritional information (per 100g)  
Energy: 795.5kj/188kcal
Protein: 5.7g
Fat: 2.8g
Of Which Saturates: 0g
Carbohydrate: 35g
Of Which Sugars: 0g
Salt: 6.6g


Featured Recipe: Traditional Cochinita Pibil

Immerse yourself in the traditional flavours of the Yucatan with this classic Cochinita Pibil recipe. Using ingredients like pork shoulder, dried chillies, a mix of aromatic spices, orange juice, and white wine vinegar, this dish is a testament to the rich culinary history of the region.


  • 3kg Pork Shoulder Joint, skin removed
  • For the marinade:
  • 200g Achiote Paste (That's 2 packs)
  • 2 x Dried Ancho Chillies or Dried Pasilla Chillies, dry roasted and soaked in hot water
  • 2 x White Onions, peeled and roughly chopped

Cooking Steps:

  1. Prepare the pork and a robust marinade using El Yucateco Achiote Paste and an assortment of spices.
  2. Roast the pork at a high temperature, then slow-cook it in water, covered with pork skin and foil to seal in the flavours.
  3. Once cooked, shred the pork and mix it with its juices and any remaining marinade for a succulent and flavorful experience.
  4. Serve with traditional accompaniments like Mexican soft tacos, pickled red onions, salsa taqueria, fresh coriander, and a squeeze of lime juice for an authentic touch.

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