Achiote TofuPosted: January 25, 2011
We recently broke out the Bribri achiote paste we bought while we were in Costa Rica. I was very timid about using much of it, since I thought it might be very pungent. In any case, we used a bit of the paste as part of a marinade for tofu with some olive oil, rice vinegar, and salt. We briefly sauteed the tofu in a skillet and then baked it for a while. As you can see, that little bit of paste gave the tofu a lot of color, but the flavor didn’t end up being so intense. Next time we may have to use a bit more….hopefully it won’t dye our whole lives bright red.