The red pipian is of Prehispanic origins and it is normally consumed at parties and celebrations. It is curious but the Mexican recipe book is full of versions and varieties of the pipian salsa, there are almost as many pipianes as moles.
The beauty of the pipian salsa consists of combining many interesting flavors since it is prepared with pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and more ingredients. Its consistency is thick, its texture rough and as good Mexican salsa it is a bit spicy thanks to the guajillo and ancho pepper. In fact its color is so intense and appealing that never goes unnoticed.
There is no better application of this salsa than for preparing the famous chicken in pipian or pork in pipian. When this dishes are served incorporate some vegetables like chayote or seven year melon and also add white rice. You will have a delicious complete meal on your table.
About the Recipe
This recipe is relatively simple to prepare, only the steps have to be followed right.
The pumkin seeds that are used in the preparation must not have shell nor salt.
The original recipe is prepared with lard but it can also be substituted for vegetable shortening.