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“Also called Achiote Oil. Annatto seed (poor man's saffron) is used to color food. It's from South America. The golden-yellow oil is used to fry or marinade vegetables or meat. Which results in a bright orange surface. In Vietnam, batters are often prepared with annatto oil to achieve a more attractive color.”
READY IN:
10mins
YIELD:
0.5 cup
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat seeds and oil over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes, until the oil takes on a deep golden color.
  2. Watch for spattering as the oil heats. DO not overheat.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 4 hours.
  4. Strain and discard seeds and pour into a glass container.
  5. Keeps for up to 1 month in refrigerator, or 4-5 days at room temperature.

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