Guatemalan Flavors in a Jar: Jocón

Guatemalan Flavors in a Jar

The problem with many authentic Guatemalan dishes is that they are not very portable or sometimes the recipes are so complex and include ingredients not easily found, outside of Guatemala that is. The same can be said for most dishes from the MesoAmerican cuisine menu.

But modernity has arrived to the land of Hunahpu and Ixbalanque. Thanks to the Guatemalan restaurant chain 7Caldos, now you should be able to find Kak’ik, Pepián, and Jocón in just-add-water-and-heat-up jars at your nearest local Latin market. Perhaps, we can convince Amanda from AntiguaFC.com to begin carrying the 7Caldos jars so you can order them online and have them delivered to your home. What do you say Amanda?

The caldos and recados (stocks and stews) in these jars can be prepared so easily that even my lovely sister Sandra should have no problem. 😉

For instance, the Jocón, green tomato sauce, can be prepared by just boiling chicken or beef chunks along with güisquil (chayote) and potato quarters until nearly soft, then just add the contents of the 7Caldos Jocón jar, mix well and simmer for a few minutes and serve. Heck, even I can do this and I have. Come back tomorrow to see the results.

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  • cynthia s

    This certainly looks a lot more than the
    meager lunch I am eating while sitting at my desk.

  • Thank you for your suggestions. I will start looking for these products and see to include them with the products that I currently have in my website.
    I already have some products that will be soon adding to the website’s inventory, these NEW products are pepitoria, orchata, canillitas de leche and more (all of them made with organic products). Thank you again and I’ll see you at AntiguaFC.com. For more comments and suggestions you can email me at admin@antiguafc.com or go to: http://antiguafc.com/Comments.php

  • ANNIE DEL PINAL

    SALUDOS CORDIALES DESDE CANADA, ESTOY BUSCANDO
    UNA RECETA DE LONGANIZAS GUATEMALTECAS Y DE LA
    CARNE ADOBADA, SI USTED FUERA TAN AMABLE DE
    INDICARME SI EXISTE UN WEB-SITE DE GUATEMALTECOS
    CON RECETAS, SE LO AGRADEZCO, UN LINDO DIA
    ANNIE