As the cold weather starts to creep in, we all need warm and comforting meals to brighten a cloudy day, like sweet and spicy pulled pork from Yucatan.
Where is Yucatan?
Yucatan is a state in Mexico, located on the northern part of the Yucatán Peninsula. The state is known for stunning beaches and Mayan ruins including stone temples and the Pyramid of Kukulkan.
What is Yucatan food like?
Yucatan cuisine is quite different from what we usually consider Mexican food. It includes influences from Mayan culture, as well as Caribbean, European, and North African cuisines.
Popular Yucatan dishes include Sopa de Lima (lime flavoured soup with meat) and Queso Relleno (Edam cheese stuffed with ground meat and spices), but their signature dish is Cochinita Pibil, a marinated pulled pork dish typically served with corn tortillas, refried beans, pickled red onion, and habaneros.
What makes Yucatan Pork & Pineapple so good?
This sweet and spicy pulled pork includes many different ingredients that create a perfectly balanced flavour. The sweetness of mango and pineapple cuts through the fiery and smoky flavours of habanero and ancho chillies, and is balanced by the acidity of lime juice.
- Soft shell tacos with shredded lettuce, pork, pickled onion and fresh lime
- Spoon pork over nachos and bake with cheese and jalapenos
- Serve pork in a bowl with a side of tortilla chips and cheese
- Serve over rice with a side of beans and tomato salsa