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Offline MacGruff

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Annato spice?
« on: December 12, 2011, 05:59:56 PM »
Prowling through the supermarket this weekend, I found a spice in the Latin section called Annato. I have seen Annato mentioned on this forum and in several cheese recipe as a colorant agent. My question is: Is the Annato spice I found the same as the colorant used in cheese? Or, is the spice too strongly flavored for cheese use?

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Re: Annato spice?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 06:06:25 PM »
It's the same. It's used in coloring oil for frying in many island dishes. I don't detect any particular flavor from it.
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Re: Annato spice?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 07:10:07 PM »
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Re: Annato spice?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 07:39:04 PM »
Thanks dthelmers, and Linuxboy!

I will use the Annato powder I got as is, but for now, I am off to Whole Foods to get some of that Pluto Salt! Sound like something right up my alley!!!    A) ::)