Braised Pork With Sesame and Pumpkin Seed Sauce (Choc'a)

Choc'a

Braised Pork With Sesame and Pumpkin Seed Sauce (Choc'a)

Braised Pork With Sesame and Pumpkin Seed Sauce (Choc'a)Matt Taylor-Gross

This obscure regional dish can be tracked down only in the agricultural valley town of Almolonga in Guatemala. Adapted from a village native, Francisca Siquaná de Cotoc (who insists that a food processor could never achieve the same texture as grinding seeds by hand), this recipe is meat-focused, but its creamy, nutty sauce would pair well with any cooked vegetable. The level of spice will vary depending on the type of dried chiles used.