Annatto Oil

Preparation info
  • Makes

    250 ml

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Recipes from Brixton Village

By Miss South

Published 2014

  • About

Annatto is a small seed also known as achiote and used throughout the Caribbean and Central America to flavour and colour foods. It imparts a subtle nutmeg-like taste and can be used in place of turmeric or saffron in dishes needing colour, but not as much flavour as they give.

Annatto oil is used in the marinade for jerk chicken and roast pork. It also makes fantastic mayonnaise.