Wednesday, June 27, 2012


"poor man's saffron"

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.

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