"poor man's saffron"
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These seeds are used to make an oil that is used for the red-yellow color and pungent flavor it imparts to rice and seafood dishes. Use with rice or polenta, for frying chicken, tofu, or fish or coloring stews and casseroles.
Simmer 1/4 cup annatto in 1/2 cup corn oil or shortening ten minutes. Strain seeds, store oil in a clean jar in cook, dry place.
strain the seeds
store in a clean jar
I store mine in the frig
NOW what to do with this oil? I'll explore various recipes as I try to incorporate my fresh veggies from the garden. Stay tuned.