Black Recado Seasoning
Recipe type: Seasoning
Cuisine: Belize
  • 10 Ancho Peppers Makes 2 cups
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 whole Allspice
  • 1 tablespoon of Anchiote seeds
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon of pepper
  • 1 pinch of salt
  1. Discard the veins and seeds of 10 ancho peppers
  2. Using tongs roast the pepper right over fire until it turns black, flipping as necessary
  3. Have a bowl of water handy to put the peppers in and repeat until all 10 are roasted.
  4. In a spice grinder grind the cloves, allspice, achitote seeds and cumin.
  5. In a blender, add the garlic, oregano, white vinegar, pepper, salt the ingredients from the spice grinder and the roasted peppers.
  6. Blend all the ingredients together to form a black paste
  7. Use what is needed in your recipe and freeze the rest.
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