"Pepitoria"

PEPITORIA   (SQUASH SEED)
PEPITORIA (SQUASH SEED)
Item# pepitoria---squash-seed
$6.00, 2/$10.00

Product Description

PEPITORIA   (SQUASH SEED)
MANGOS VERDES Y NARANJAS CON PEPITORIA!!

Pepitoria is the powder that results from roasting and mashing up the squash seeds ("pepita", in Spanish). It is featured in many tradicional Guatemalan and Mexican recipes, such as Jocón, and Pollo en pepitoria . It is also delicious and most commonly used with green mangos, oranges, salt and lime! Add Pepitoria to your favorite vegetables and mixed salads.

PRICE PER 1/2 LB

Pepitoria is very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Protein, Vitamin K, Iron and Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Manganese.

COOKING RECIPE

JOCON (Chicken in Green Sauce)

1 chicken, cut into serving pieces, loose skin and fat discarded.

* 4 cups water

* 1 tsp salt

* 2 tortillas, sliced

* 1 Tbs pepitoria (squash seeds)

* 1/2 cup sesame seeds

* 1 cup cilantro, packed

* 1 cup sliced scallions, green part only

* 1/2 cup sliced tomatillos

* 1 to 2 tsp hot green chile slices

* 1 Tbs corn oil

Cook the chicken in the water with the salt in a covered kettle until soft, about 30 minutes. Remove the chicken and set aside. Reserve broth and soak tortillas in it. Toast the squash seeds and sesame seeds in a dry skillet over moderate to low heat until they turn a light tan color, about 10 minutes. Prepare sauce in processor. First grind the squash and sesame seeds. Add the cilantro, scallions, tomatillos, hot chile pepper and 1 cup of the reserved broth. Add the soaked tortillas and process to a smooth paste. Brown the chicken pieces in oil over moderate heat for 5 minutes. Add the green sauce and the balance of the broth, about 2 cups. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes, until the sauce is reduced to a thick, rich, green consistency. Serve warm. Serves 4

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