Cochinita Pibil: the Most Famous Dish in the Yucatan Peninsula

Cochinita Pibil is the jewel of Mayan gastronomy. It is also the most famous dish in the Yucatan peninsula, which is located in Mexico’s South Eastern region.



Its traditional preparation consists of first marinating the pork meat in a highly acidic citrus juice, specifically bitter oranges. Next, its most important ingredient achiote paste or powder (also known as annatto) is added, giving it its burnt orange-red color along with a dry and earthy flavor.