The pipian is a culinary preparation of Prehispanic origins, which is deeply rooted to the traditions and Mexican recipe books of many families.
The particularity of the pipianes and what differentiates them from the moles; is that seeds are used, fundamentally pumpkin seeds, to give the salsa a consistency and a flavor full of nuances and textures.
Among the pipian varieties that exist, one of the most popular and versatile is the green pipian. Its fresh and profound flavor makes it the perfect salsa for accompanying special dishes and make them even more special. Accompany with cooked pieces of chicken, turkey or even pork and taste accompanied of some tasty pot beans and some tortillas.
About the Recipe
The green pipian is not complicated to make, it only requires some time and attention.
The pumpkin seeds that are used in the recipe must not have shell nor salt.
As part of the ingredients Mexican pepperleaf is used, which is not that easy to get. Look for it at the markets and if you don’t find it omit it but your pipian will lose a very special flavor.
Chicken stock will also be used, preferably prepare it at home because it will be more natural.
The salsa preparation takes because the cooking is slow.