Yucatan Red Recado (Spice Paste)

This spice paste from Yucatan peninsula includes annatto which gives it a distinctive red color. It is used to marinate pork butt for Cochinita Pibil, as well as chicken and fish.

Serves: 12
Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
5 mins Prep time
5 mins Prep time
  • Place all ingredients in blender container; cover. Blend on medium speed until smooth.

  • Store in covered container in refrigerator up to 5 days.

Cooking tip

Use Yucatan Red Recado to prepare Mexican Slow-Roasted Pork (Cochinita Pibil).

Test Kitchen Tip: Yucatan Red Recado is usually prepared with bitter orange juice. It is found in the Latin foods aisle of the supermarket. Use 1/2 cup bitter orange juice in place of the lime juice and orange juice.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 20Calories: 20Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 672mgProtein: 1g
  • Total Fat: 0gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 4g