Cochinita Pibil

A Wonderful And Delicious Dish. Cochinita Pibil (also puerco pibil) is a traditional Mexican slow-roasted pork dish from the Yucatan Península. Preparation of traditional cochinita or puerco pibil involves marinating the meat in citrus juice, coloring it with annatto seed, and roasting the meat while it is wrapped in banana leaf. Cochinita means baby pig, so true cochinita pibil involves roasting a whole suckling pig. Alternatively, pork shoulder (butt roast), or pork loin is used in many recipes. The acid...

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Mole

A Most Exquisite And Sofisticated Mexican Sauce. Mole is the generic name for a number of sauces used in Mexican cuisine, as well as for dishes based on these sauces. Outside of Mexico, it often refers to a specific sauce which is known in Spanish by the more specific name mole poblano. In contemporary Mexico, the term is used for a number of sauces, some quite dissimilar to one another, including black, red, yellow, colorado, green, almendrado, and pipián. The sauce is most popular in the central and southern...

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Chiles en Nogada

An Explosion of Flavor and Tradition. Chiles en Nogada is a dish from Mexican cuisine. The name comes from the Spanish word for the walnut tree, nogal. It consists of poblano chiles filled with picadillo (a mixture usually containing shredded meat, aromatics, fruits and spices) topped with a walnut-based cream sauce, called nogada, and pomegranate seeds, giving it the three colors of the Mexican flag: green for the chili, white for the nut sauce and red for the pomegranate. The walnut used to prepare nogada is a...

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Salsas

A Tasty Complement of Any Good Meal. Salsa may refer to any type of sauce. In American English, it usually refers to the spicy, often tomato-based, hot sauces typical of Mexican cuisine, particularly those used as dips. In British English, the word typically refers to salsa cruda, which is common in Mexican (pico de gallo), Spanish, Kenyan (kachumbari), Malawian (sumu) and Italian cuisines. While in the United States, salsa has been popularized and commercialized as a Mexican creation, there are many types of...

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