Mexican chorizo sausage won't be the same without it. Achiote Paste is from achiote seeds that is used to flavour many Mexican dishes. Its red colour comes from annatto seed used in the paste and it is delicately flavoured with garlic and spices such as epazote and cumin. Great as a rub on grilled meats such as chicken. Achiote Paste imparts a lovely colour to rice when added to a pilaf and can be used in compound butters for basting on roast turkey or chicken.