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       Title: POLLO PIBIL
  Categories: Mexican, Poultry
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       1    Garlic Clove
       3    Tbl. Vegetable Oil
       1    Med. Onion, sliced
       4    Lg. Banana leaf sections,
            -including center rib
       1    (3 Lb) Chicken, quartered
            Salt
  
   If you don't have banana leaves for this Yucatan specialty, use foil only.
   
   Recado Colorado made with lime or lemon juice
   
   Prepare Recado Colorado.(See below) Add garlic. Mash to blend; set aside.
   Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium skillet. Add onion. Cook until tender but
   not browned; set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut four 20 inch
   sheets of aluminum foil. Place 1 sheet of foil on a flat surface. Place
   banana leaf in center of foil. Rub 1 chicken quarter with some of the
   remaining oil. Place chicken on banana leaf. Spread 1/4 of the Recado
   Colorado mixture over chicken with back of a spoon. Sprinkle with salt. Add
   1/4  of the cooked onion. Wrap banana leaf around chicken to cover. Fold
   foil over banana leaf and crimp to close securely. If you use small pieces
   of banana leaf, overlap them to enclose chicken completely. Continue until
   all chicken quarters are seasoned and wrapped. Place in a single layer in a
   large baking pan. Bake 1 hour. Remove foil and drain off excess juices.
   Serve chicken wrapped in the leaves.
   
   Makes 4 servings.
   
   RECADO COLORADO **
   
   1 Tbl    Crushed Achiote seeds OR New Mexico Chili Powder 2 Tbl Lime juice,
   Lemon juice OR vinegar 1 Pinch Tumeric Combine all ingredients and mash to
   make a paste. Makes about 3 Tablespoons.
   
   From “MEXICAN COOKING” by Barbara Hansen, HP Books, ISBN 0-89586-038-4
  
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