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Sakil Pa'k at El Molino Central

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Kathleen M May 2, 2011 10:55 AM

Sakil Pa'k is the name of the incredible pumpkin seed salsa from El Molino Central (Boyes Hot Springs - lots of other posts on this one). I am usually in Boyes Hot Springs once a month, and have been stopping at El Molino Central on the way home. As others have noted, everything is delicious, especially anything with their wonderful house ground masa (tortillas, tamales, chips) and anything with their fantastic mole. But this stuff is just unbelievably delicious, savory, complex and just hot enough. I got it once last year, and then they didn't have it for months, and then last month they did. I have never seen this anywhere else and never tasted anything quite like it. The name doesn't really look like a Mexican word to me. I know that it contains ground pumpkin seeds and habenero chili, but does anyone else know just what it is and what its origins are? It's not often that I taste something entirely new to me, especially Mexican food. It's so addicting!

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El Molino Central
11 Central Avenue, Boyes Hot Springs, CA 95476

  1. Robert Lauriston May 2, 2011 11:01 AM

    I've had that at Sea Salt, great stuff. It's Yucatecan. Google sikil p'ak or zikil p'ak.

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    Sea Salt
    2512 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

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      wally May 2, 2011 12:55 PM

      I bought it once, quite a while ago at Primavera at Ferry Plaza. It was great!

      1. Melanie Wong May 2, 2011 07:45 PM

        I had a chance to try the version made by Chaac Mool when I judged the Salsa Showdown in San Francisco. Don't know if it's part of the regular menu, but here's a link to the recipe.
        http://sfsalsashowdown.tumblr.com/pos...

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        Chaac Mool
        Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA 94123

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