Now we have a tasty recipe from the state of Oaxaca, the pork in pipian. The pipian is a salsa in which the pork is cooked and gives as result this dish. The name pipian is a derivation from the word “pepita" (pumpkin seed), indispensable ingredient of the pipian.
As you can imagine this is going to be an uncommon recipe since pumpkin seeds are used in its preparation although this is only one of the many exotic ingredients that are used in its preparation. In fact the pipian is more interesting that what you think because it has a rough consistency and when it is mixed with the pork’s flavor a unique flavor is generated.
When someone is going to cook something that has pipian as name, it is normally thought that is something very difficult to make. The reality is that the pipian is not that difficult to make, just some tricks have to be learned that will be given along the way.
The pumpkin seeds and the sesame seeds that are used to make the pipian should not have any flavoring.
We give the recipe with pork loin but another pork cut could also be used.
The pipian is prepared with Mexican pepper leaf because it gives a formidable flavor. Try to get it if not omit it.