The pipianes (or pepianes) are relatively dense salsas that derive its name from the pumpkin seeds (pepitas), that toasted and ground, are one of their main ingredients and they give to these salsas a special softness.
This Yucatecan pipian is little known but very original in its preparation and its flavor is delicious. Not so many ingredients are required and it has a very light and soft texture in comparison with other pipianes. The usage of achiote gives its Yucatecan origin, including a flavor that is peppery, slightly spicy and nutty touches – that combines wonderful with the pumpkin seed.
It is ideal to be served with white fish. What can be done is to cook the fish with the Yucatecan pipian and when the dish is served accompany it with a white rice and some fried plantains. You will have on your table a very complete dish that everybody will like.
About the Recipe
In this recipe you will work in many stages but all are easy to perform.
The pumpkin seeds that are used in the recipes must not have salt.
Since it is a salsa that specializes in fish dishes, we are going to need a good fish stock and we recommend it to be homemade.