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Annatto Seeds

Also known as ‘Achiote seeds’, a mild spice used in Latin American, Carribean & Filipino cuisines.  It imparts a deep red colour to food, making it a wonderful natural food colouring.  It has been used for centuries to colour cheeses such as Red Leicester. The taste is a combined mix of sweet, tart and peppery flavours and is wonderful if you want your dish to have a bright and exotic appearance.  Add seeds directly to the cooking liquid or infuse 1 tsp in 1/2 cup of hot water until the desired colour is obtained, discard seeds then pour into stocks, rice, bolognese sauces, tandoori dishes, fish & more.  Another method is to fry approx 2 tbsp of seeds in 1 cup oil until the oil becomes a dark orange/red colour then strain the oil mixture into your dish as required.  Because of the strong dye properties don’t forget your apron!

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The Spice Mountain online team is currently away and will be returning to work on Monday 11th March. You may continue to place your orders online but please note that the despatch will take place promptly on our return. Our shops at Borough Market and Westfield Stratford City will remain open as per our normal opening times therefore you may visit us at either one of these locations for your spice needs.

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