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Wonderful "Yucatan stew" at Zuni


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Wonderful "Yucatan stew" at Zuni

Parker | Apr 3, 2004 08:21 PM

At Zuni Café last night I ordered the Yucatan-style pork stew with "radish salpicon". This was easily the single most satisfying restaurant dish I've eaten in the entire past year! It was also one of the most inventive. It had:

large chunks of browned pork,
slices of tasty sausage,
chick peas,
whole braised green onions,
a dollop on top of finely minced radishes and other ingredients that was kind of like a radish salsa,
all in a light broth with complex flavors that included cinnamon.

In the menu listing, the "Yucatan-style" part was actually in French ("a la yucat..."), and it seemed very much like a French preparation (except for the flavors). I am dying to recreate this dish at home. Have any Chowhounds who have had this stew before or anything like it give me some insight?

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