There are many Peruvian dishes where I add Sazón Seasoning not only for flavor, but for the beautiful reddish hue it adds to the dish I am preparing. The problem with the prepackaged brand is the addition of MSG and artificial coloring. Neither of which I want included in my food.
Making your spice mixes and rubs gives you the peace of mind knowing exactly what you are adding to your food. With this Sazón Seasoning added to your collection, you may find yourself adding it to some of your favorite dishes to add color and taste.
If you notice in the photo, the Sazón may not be bright red as the prepackaged version. Reason? There is no Red 40 added. What is Red 40 anyways?
Sazón translates to seasoning. The spice mix I offer you is similar to a popular brand that I have used in the past before I had kids and was into reading labels to avoid MSG and artificial coloring. If you can’t find ground annatto in your supermarket, you can order it online. Only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make. I store the Sazón Seasoning in an airtight container and keep it handy.
I use this spice in tomato sauce, stews, saltados, and estofados. Keep visiting and you will see how useful this spice can be to my Peruvian recipes.
I hope you give this a try and…
- 1 tablespoon coriander
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons ground annatto (achiote)
- Thoroughly combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container.
- Use in your favorite recipes to add flavor and natural reddish coloring.
- ¡Al ataque!