Cochinita Pibil

cochinita-pibil

Cochinita pibil  is a traditional dish from the Yucatan peninsula also known as puerco pibil or cochinita con achiote.  It is a slow roasted pork dish and the preparation is a lengthy process to get the amazing mouthwatering flavors.  

Cochinita means baby pig and the most traditional recipe is made with a whole suckling pig.  The preparation involves marinating the meat in strong acidic citrus juice which tenderizes the meat and seasoning it with a paste made from the annatto seed.  This paste is a vivid burnt orange colour and the flavours are amazing!  The meat is then wrapped in banana leaves and slow cooked in a fire pit in the ground for hours.  It is served with handmade corn tortillas, pickled red onions, refried black beans and an habanero sauce.

You cannot come to Cancun without trying Cochinita Pibil, this delicious local delicacy.  Check out some of the restaurants in Cancun on our website Eating Out in Cancun

 

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