Yucatan Recado Rojo Rub

Yucatan Recado Rojo Rub
Yucatan Recado Rojo Rub
Yucatan Recado Rojo Rub Yucatan Recado Rojo Rub
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Yucatan cuisine blends local Mayan flavors with Caribbean, European, Middle Eastern and Mexican influences. Some believe that this was the world's first fusion cuisine. And don't confuse this flavor with the Mexican food you are used to.

Essential to Yucatan cuisine is the recado which are either sold in local markets or made by recipes handed down generation to generation. There are three basic recados - Recado de Bistec, Recado Negro (also called Chilmole) and the most popular Recado Rojo.

Just like moles there are no exact ingredients in a good Recado Rojo as these vary from family to family. The basic ingredients will be the same but then the subtle variations begin. The Rojo is liberally spread over chicken, pork and seafood and is also served in rice dishes. We've also used this to marinate our chicken for some authentic tamales.

We love to use this as a dry rub for grilled chicken as it creates an amazing culinary flavor explosion that is mysterious and delicious at the same time. We've served this to friends who weren't quite able to figure out what the secret flavor was - we weren't telling either.

You can also use this seasoning as a base to make your own Recado Rojo or Achiote paste which is most famously know as the predominant seasoning for Pollo Pibil. To make the paste add vinegar and either orange or lime juice and mix until your desired thickness is reached. We also like to use this Recado Rojo to flavor soups and stews.

This salt free seasoning is hand blended from achiote, coriander, cumin, allspice, Mexican oregano, black pepper, garlic, cinnamon, lemon peel and cloves.

If you are a fan of spectacular authentic Mexican (not Tex-Mex) flavor then be sure to check out our Manzanillo Seasoning, Adobo Lime Rub, Habanero Mango and Mexican Mole Seasoning.

Some of our favorite recipes using Recado Rojo Seasoning are Smothered Chile Colorado Burritos Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas and Chile Rellenos.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g1%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.8g1%

Dietary Fiber0.9g4%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more

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Richard K. (Verified buyer) 09/12/2021
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Pamela L. (Verified buyer) 05/03/2021
Delicious This is a great combination of spices. We enjoyed stewed chicken on our latest trip to Belize and wanted to try and replicate it. This is a great product to make chicken. I do recommend that you have a glass jar to store it in because it is very aromatic.

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I made chicken burritos very I made chicken burritos very flavorful, beautiful color, also made chicken tamales.

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Cecil F. (Verified buyer) 11/26/2018
Excellent shortcut I used this on some thick pork chops, gave it 4 hours to marinate, grilled them over Pecan wood - excellent! I did use some olive oil on the chops before I laid them on the grill.

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