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Sep 17, 2008 01:44 PM

Achiote Paste

The San Francisco Chronicle had some good sounding recipes in today's food page calling for achiote paste. Anyone know where in the San Fernando Valley (preferably) that I might find same.

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  1. Any supermarket chain with an aisle dedicated to "ethnic" foods should have it. In the past, I've bought it at Ralph's and Jon's markets.

      1. We like the El Yucateco Brand


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          1. I have NO IDEA why my last post didn't take or was deleted.

            If you can't find the premade paste, it is easy enough to make with ground spices and citrus juice:

            I've really come to appreciate the achiote flavor, just watch out for its staining properties!