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Top 10 Cancun and Yucatan by Nick Rider

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Dishes of the Yucatan

1. Sopa de Lima

One of the most popular classics of Yucatecan cooking, “lime soup” is actually made with chicken, boned, chopped in strips, and then slow-cooked with coriander, onions, herbs, spices, and masses of local sweet limes. It’s then served with strips of dry tortillas for added crunch.

2. Cochinita Pibil

A dish that dates back to pre-Conquest Mayan cooking – pork marinated in lime, bitter orange, and achiote (a hot, spicy mix of dried herbs), wrapped in banana leaves and baked in an earthen-ware dish. Punchy but flavorful, it’s very versatile and can be served as a main course or just used to make tacos. ...

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