Hispanic Spices

Hispanic Spices
annatto seed, achiote seed, achote seed, achuete seed, annotto seed
annatto seed
Annatto seeds don't have a lot of flavor, but they impart a rich yellowish-orange color to stews and sauces. Look for the seeds, either whole or ground, in Latin American or Caribbean markets. To extract the color, steep the seeds in boiling water for about 20 minutes, then discard the seeds.
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cayenne pepper - ground, cayenne powder, ground red pepper, red pepper
cayenne pepper - ground
Dried cayenne peppers are sold either whole, crushed (called red pepper flakes), or ground into a powder called cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper is fairly hot and has a smoky flavor.
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palillo, Peruvian ground turmeric
palillo
This is ground turmeric.
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red chile powder, Mirchi , chile powder, New Mexican red chile powder
red chile powder
Red chile powder is made from hot red chiles that have been dried and ground. Don't confuse chile powder with chili powder, a mixed spice for making chili.
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red pepper flakes, crushed red pepper, pizza pepper
red pepper flakes
These are dried cayenne peppers that have been crushed. They're often sprinkled on pizza to add heat.
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