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  • 2 tb Annatto seeds
  • 1 ts Cumin seeds
  • 1 ts Oregano
  • 6 Allspice berries
  • 1 ts Sea salt
  • 4 Garlic cloves; pressed
  • 4 tb Lime juice


Combine the annatto seeds, cumin seeds, oregano, allspice berries, and salt in a spice mill or coffee grinder. Grind to a powderlike consistency. In a small bowl, mix the powder with the garlic and lime juice. Store in an airtight container, in the refrigerator.
Use for Cochinita Pibil or any grilled seafood. Yield: about 1/2 cup Copyright, 1996, TV FOOD NETWORK, G.P., All Rights Reserved 10/14/96 show Recipe By : TOO HOT TAMALES PANTRY STAPLES SHOW #TH6289
Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #270
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 20:11:54 -0600 (CST)
From: Pat Asher <>