Cochinita pibil

Yucatán's most famous dish.

PreTime
45 Minutes
CookTime
30 Minutes
Yield
6 Serving

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on October 24, 2020 21:37

How to Make It

1. Step
Mix the achiote with the sour orange juice until achiote is diluted into a soft paste
2. Step
Add the allspice and salt to the achiote paste
3. Step
Cut the pork in small-ish cubes and mix them.with the achiote. Don't forget to add the shoulder bones
4. Step
If possible let it sit for a whole day.
5. Step
Make a cover with banana leaf on your pressure cooker
6. Step
Add the pork with achiote into the cooker and add some bay leaves inside
7. Step
Cover the recipient with another banana leaf
8. Step
Cover with water until it reaches the banana leaf cover
9. Step
Cool for 60 minutes
10. Step
Chop the red onion and mix with sour orange, a tbsp of olive oil, salt and garlic powder to taste.
11. Step
Make some"habaneros toreados" by passing them through the fire.
12. Step
Cut them and mix with lime, salt and tbsp of olive oil.
13. Step
Take the meat out of the cooker, and shred it.
14. Step
Heat some tortillas, add cochinita, red onion and some habanero, and enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 kg pork (shoulder)
  • 500 g achiote
  • 100 ml sour orange juice
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 tbsp allspice (grounded)
  • 4 bay leaves
  • leaf Banana
  • Las Salsas
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 habaneros
  • Garlic powder
  • Lime
  • Olive oil

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