GASTRONOMIA-ZITÁCUARO
GASTRONOMIA-ZITÁCUARO

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WHAT TO EAT IN ZITÁCUARO

Its gastronomy is dominated by the Mazahua-Otomí tradition.

You can find a wide variety of tamales such as ash tamales, mole, capulín tamales made from capulines cooked in sugar and tamales de espiga, made with the grain of the corn.

One of the most delicious dishes in Zitácuaro is cabeza de res cocida en el horno (beef head baked in the oven), although you will also find a wide variety of options made with rainbow trout such as golden, a la diabla (red chile sauce), empapelado (wrapped), garlic, enchipoclada, in broth or in ceviche.

Mole is also a key element in the gastronomy of this region. It is served at all civic and religious festivities.

You can enjoy many of the typical dishes in the Melchor Ocampo Municipal Market.

One of the things that characterizes Zitácuaro is its great variety of atoles, such as: the black corn ezquite atole, the pinole atole, and others of different flavors made from fruits such as guava, pineapple, the bramble and the tamarind.

Gastronomy and typical cuisine in Zitácuaro

Guava Atole Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of whole milk (or whatever you prefer)
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 8 tablespoons of cornmeal
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 ½ cups guava, cut in half

Directions:

Mix the milk, sugar and cinnamon stick in a saucepan and cook over medium heat and simmer.

In a small bowl mix the cornmeal with a cup of water and stir well to avoid any lumps.

Once the milk comes to a boil, slowly whisk in the cornflour mix and bring to a boil again. Then, reduce heat to medium-low and keep simmering until thickened for about 8 minutes.

Stir occasionally.

Place the guavas in a blender along with a cup of water and process until you have a smooth puree. Strain to remove the seeds.

Add the guava puree to the atole and mix well. Cook for about 10 more minutes.

Do not add the fruit puree until the atole is almost cooked, otherwise the milk will curdle.

Be careful when drinking the atole, it is a thick drink that keeps the heat longer.

You can store the atole in the fridge for several days.

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