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Achiote - Gesundheit!

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Post Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:28 pm
scorched_porch User avatar
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Location: Redwood City, California

So yesterday I was feeling a little south of the border (all the way to the Yucatan) and decided to try something a little more exotic. Never having used Achiote paste I wanted to experiment with it. This stuff is bright orange-red and smells a little like citrus, a little like iodine and reminded me of a mustard sort of smell. Anyhow, I whipped up a pretty authentic marinade I found that uses it and gave it a rip. I put a couple half chickens in the fridge overnight with it.


Sunday I pulled them out and made a fire. While I was burning all that lovely Almaden Oak, I figured I take advantage and roast a few peppers and tomatoes at the same time.


The chicken was fantastic, with everything I like about chicken all in one.


I highly recommend the marinade. You can find it here: ... ed-Chicken

Try it, you'll like it! This one stays in my growing bag of tricks.
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Post Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:08 pm
Dyal_SC well done
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Wow, this looks awesome!!
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Post Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:19 am
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Chicken looks great, SP! Besides your hands how many things got achiote-stained? :lol:

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