Attention: La Galeria has changed the date of the opening of their Exposición Colectiva to Wednesday, 19 de diciembre 5 p.m.
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Come and join the folks at La Iguana Perdida in Santa Cruz for 13 Bak'tun and enjoy the not end of the world! We're having a party! Documentaries screening in the afternoon and then dinner and fun stuff on the patio! They're serving Pulik for dinner and making sangria!
I didn't know either so I had to look it up. I Googled it and found that is the main dish served at Tzutujil festivals, especially Semana Santa. Here is a recipe that I found on this website:
Pulik (Serves Four)
Roast 3 pounds of tomatoes and one red sweet chili pepper and skin them. Place these in a blender with two celery stalks, and ½ teaspoon of achote (kuxu). Take the leaves from six, large sprigs of mint and finely chop them, adding this to the blender as well.
Wash a 4-pound, whole, free-range organic chicken, cut into quarters. Leaving the skin on the chicken will enrich the taste of the pulik. Just cover with water in a large kettle and salt to taste. Add half of a large onion and four sprigs of mint. Cook until tender.
Blend the ingredients in the blender until creamy smooth. Add four ounces of masa used for making tortillas to the mixture and blend again. You may use a prepared corn masa mix for tortillas, but it will not have the same flavor as cooked, ground corn meal masa.
Add the blended sauce to the water in the chicken pot, along with peeled halves of two large quisquil. Gently simmer until the quisquil is tender, and your pulik is done.
Serve the chicken and the quisquil smothered in sauce, next to brown rice and garnish with a fresh sprig of mint.
If anyone has photos of any of the 13 Bak'tun events that they would like to share, please send them my way and I will put them in the photo library. Of course, will give you credit!