Turkey Escabeche recipe

escabeche_orientalThis a traditional turkey escabeche recipe.  A true tradional meal in the Yucatan peninsula.  This particular turkey escabeche recipe has been handed down from generation to generation.  To achieve that intoxicating fragrance and flavor, a small, whole trussed turkey is simmered in seasoned water, but before it’s done it’s whisked off the stove, cooled a bit, thoroughly massaged with recado de bistec (Yucatan’s peppery spice paste), taken outdoors and plopped onto a hot grill.  On the grill the turkey’s skin is browned first on the back and then turned over to the front, finally turning twice more to brown each side, all the while basting generously with more recado de bistec. Only when the turkey is brown and crispy fully cooked is it taken off the grill.  Every Christmas Eve this will be being prepared in homes all over Cancun and the Yucatana peninsula. Continue reading

Top Mexican Restaurants in Cancun

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La Destileria

La Destileria has a reputation as Cancun’s most famous Mexican restaurant, and it’s well deserved. At this beautiful restaurant, you can feast on all kinds of seafood, tacos, salsas, and more, not to mention an extensive list of tequilas to spice up your evening. For an even more exciting meal, take the tequila tour to learn all about how the drink is crafted.

La Habichuela Sunset

Not only does this restaurant serve the most authentic Caribbean and Mexican cuisine in Cancun, it’s also known as one of the most memorable spots for a romantic dinner. Its design is inspired by ancient Mayan architecture and the famous haciendas of Yucatan, and the gorgeous garden sits right by Nichupte Lagoon. Continue reading

Eating Out in Cancun

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Eating out in Cancun is a real treat as there is so much variety.  You will find everything here from fast food joints serving burgers and fries to elegant dining rooms offering haute cuising prepared by master chefs.

Due to its international population, you will find cuising from all over the world in the  Cancun restaurants offering everything from French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican and American cuisine.  Many of the finer restaurants create fusion menus combining flavors from around the world with a Mexican twist. Continue reading