Achuete Oil

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 Cups

    Appears in
    Memories of Philippine Kitchens

    By Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan

    Published 2006

    • About

    Mild, with a hint of heat from the chiles, this bright red oil is used for basting Chicken Inasal, sautéing oxtail for Kare Kare, or any dish that needs that trademark reddish hue from the achuete (or annatto) seeds. You can use the oil as you would any other oil, so cook with it in any of your favorite dishes.

    Achuete seeds are sold in packages in Asian and Latin groceries. Th