achiote

noun
achi·o·te | \ ˌä-chē-ˈō-tē \

Definition of achiote 

: a spice made from the red seed of the annatto tree also : the seed from which the spice is made

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The achiote pork cooks for 36 hours in banana leaves. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Orlando's best dining thrills are outside the parks," 22 June 2018 There’s a rumor that the rub came from a Peruano employee, but most of the seasonings are commonly found in traditional Puerto Rican recipes: vinegar, garlic, oregano, achiote, cumin. Illyanna Maisonet, San Francisco Chronicle, "The quest to preserve Puerto Rican culture with food," 21 May 2018 Return lamb to skillet and add chili powder, dried oregano, garlic powder, coriander, cumin, achiote powder, and thyme. Bon Appetit, "Plantain and Lamb Casserole," 19 Mar. 2018 The handmade tortillas are wrapped around tender achiote pork shoulder, seared carne asada, crisp-fried fish, and a deceptively meaty-tasting combination of smoked greens, shiitake mushrooms, and plantains. Laurie Woolever, charlotteobserver, "The most magical surprise at Disney World? The world-class food," 26 Jan. 2018 Orders such as the achiote spiced lamb chops in a ragu of peppers or the Duck Three ways, which takes the form of confit, spring roll and enchilada, shows off this kitchen at its creative best. San Antonio Express-News, "Boudro’s," 8 Mar. 2018 The handmade tortillas are wrapped around tender achiote pork shoulder, seared carne asada, crisp-fried fish, and a deceptively meaty-tasting combination of smoked greens, shiitake mushrooms, and plantains. Laurie Woolever, charlotteobserver, "The most magical surprise at Disney World? The world-class food," 26 Jan. 2018 Dish: Waters of Nanay Altitude: 450 meters (1,476 feet) This aforementioned dish served on a bowl of frozen piranha heads offers up two strips of piranha skin fried in oil flavored with achiote seeds. Anthony Faiola, Washington Post, "A new foodie mecca: A restaurant where lake algae and crispy piranha skin rule," 16 Jan. 2018 The handmade tortillas are wrapped around tender achiote pork shoulder, seared carne asada, crisp-fried fish, and a deceptively meaty-tasting combination of smoked greens, shiitake mushrooms, and plantains. Laurie Woolever, charlotteobserver, "The most magical surprise at Disney World? The world-class food," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of achiote

1648, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for achiote

borrowed from American Spanish, borrowed from Nahuatl āchiotl "annatto tree"

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The first known use of achiote was in 1648

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