Pasta de Achiote (Achiote Paste)

5 tablespoons achiote (annatto) seeds
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
8 whole allspice berries
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
3 habanero peppers, seeded
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup white vinegar
8 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons salt
5 lemons, juiced
1 teaspoon premium tequila

With spice grinder, grind annatto seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns, allspice berries, and
cloves to a fine powder.
In blender or food processor, mix ground spices, habanero peppers, orange juice, vinegar,
garlic, and salt.
Blend until smooth.
Mix in the lemon juice and tequila.
Puerto Rican Recipes
Pasta de Achiote (Achiote Paste)