August 28th, 2013
Traditionally, cochinita pibil was buried in a pit with a fire at the bottom to roast it. Cochinita means “young pig” and the Maya word pibil means “buried.” Luckily, these days we can replicate the same effect (sans the smoky flavor, of course) by using a slow-cooker. The secret is in the marinade – a mixture of spices, achiote for color and sour Seville oranges for that unique flavor. The pork is slow cooked, pulled apart and left to soak in its own savory juices until it tastes like perfection.
Today we’re going to show you how to create this incredible Belizean dish at home. Get ready for mouth-watering goodness!
May 28th, 2012
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Meanwhile, enjoy one of our fave popsicles:
Coconut Mango Popsicle
2 Cups Water
1 ¼ Cups Mile – Whole
½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt
2 Large Mangos – Ripened
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 15-Oz. Can Coconut Milk – Shaken
1 Vanilla (Bean) – Halved Lengthwise
1 14-Oz. Can Condensed Milk – Sweetened
1 Cup Arborio or Grain (Short) Rice – White
Whisk coconut and whole milks in saucepan. Scrape and stir bean seeds into milk. Stir rice into milk and simmer – medium. Lower heat and cook for 25 minutes, until tender. Whisk condensed milk, salt, vanilla and water into mixture. Peel mangoes; dice into ½-inch cubes and fold into mixture. Transfer into ice-pop molds, insert sticks and freeze 3-4 hours.
May 5th, 2012
1 Cup Chopped Cilantro
1/2 Chopped Red Onion
1 Chopped Vine Tomato
1 Chopped Jalapeno Pepper
1-1 1/2 Limes – Fresh Lime Juice
1 Lime – Zest (Depends on how zesty you’d like it.)
2-3 Chopped Garlic Cloves (Roasted, even better!)
Mash avocados, using either a fork or masher, in large bowl (Leave lumpy; we’ll mix remaining ingredients – and who doesn’t like chunky guac?). Add chopped cilantro, garlic, jalapeno pepper (Unless you’d like it extra spicy, remove seeds.), lime juice, onion, pepper, salt and zest – stir thoroughly. Top with chopped tomatoes; sprinkle chilli flakes.
Portion: 3-6 Persons. Taste Test: Add cilantro, garlic, lime juice and salt if needed.
Enjoy with your favorite tortilla chips!