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Achiote Paste

Hughlipton Sep 17, 2008 01:44 PM

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. JeMange RE: Hughlipton Sep 17, 2008 01:49 PM

    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. Local RE: Hughlipton Sep 17, 2008 02:01 PM

      Vallarta markets

      http://www.vallartasupermarket.com/

      1. Dommy RE: Hughlipton Sep 17, 2008 02:18 PM

        We like the El Yucateco Brand

        --Dommy!

        1. DiveFan RE: Hughlipton Sep 18, 2008 07:22 PM

          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: http://www.chow.com/recipes/12126

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

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            Robhungry1 RE: Hughlipton Sep 21, 2008 04:31 PM

            There is a wonderful video on Youtube for puerco pabille that describes how to simply make a wonderful paste. It is a great little piece and I've used the recipe and it far exceeds any store bought paste......

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