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Learn to make Yucatecan Sopa de Lima in a private online class!

5.0 (4 Reviews)
Approximately 2 hours
English or Spanish

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Your host Sofia
Born in Mérida, Sofia delights in preparing local Yucatecan and Mayan dishes that showcase the cultural heritage of the Yucatán Peninsula. An accomplished home-cook, Sofia learned to cook from her mother and grandmother and says the talent runs in the family. Yucatecan cuisine has been influenced by a variety of cultures, from the indigenous Mayan people, to the Spanish colonizers, to the Dutch and Lebanese who migrated to the region. Sofia prepares traditional Yucatecan dishes such as sopa de lima (a light and refreshing, traditional chicken soup accented with lime), panuchos (black bean filled tostadas), sikil pak con tostadas (traditional dip made from ground pumpkin seeds, served with tortilla chips) and Yucatecan tamales wrapped in banana leaves. Sofia loves sharing her Yucatecan culture through food and conversation and says "I love teaching my guests to cook as each one of them takes a bit of my heart with them but they also leave a bit of theirs!”

Highlights
  • Learn to make traditional Mexican chicken lime soup and Yucatecan classics
  • Private, one-on-one online instruction with a Yucatecan native
  • Scheduled mutually at your convenience (host lives in Merida, Mexico (GMT -5))
  • Customization available for dietary restrictions or preferences
  • Recipes and ingredients list will be emailed in advance of class
  • Travel from your own home and learn Yucatecan culinary traditions!
  • Please note that Sofia is only available on weekends and after 5pm (her time) on weekdays
What will you cook together
  • Sopa de Lima (Yucatecan chicken and lime soup)
  • Panuchos (Traditional black bean stuffed tortillas)
Ingredients
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  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breast, bone-in but skinless
  • 4 fresh limes, juiced
  • 1 fresh lime, quartered for garnish
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 3-4 dried bay leaves
  • 3 tsp oregano
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon or about 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 6 tortillas
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 lbs masa corn dough (or flour)
  • 1 can refried black beans
  • 1/2 head lettuce
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Pickled red onion
  • Yucatecan tomato sauce
  • Habanero Ku’ut sauce to taste (optional)
  • Salt to taste

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Online Class Reviews
5.0 (4 Reviews)
Lisa 22 June 2021
"I loved my class. My son bought me a gift card for Christmas and I wanted to share the meal with him. I was able to make a wonderful Father’s Day dinner for him, my husband and my father in law. Sofia was wonderful. She was very kind and helpful. I guess it was also Father’s Day in Mexico, so she took the time from her family to help me make a delicious meal for my family. The meal was very fun to make and the food was delicious. It was the perfect dish on a hot summer day. I plan to make the taco de pastor for my family again. Thank you for providing this wonderful service. It was a wonderful experience that I plan to use again. I will recommend you company and Sofia to my friends. "
Julia 2 March 2021
"Sofia is fantastic! My partner and I took her tacos al pastor class and really enjoyed it. The food we made was fantastic, and the class was well-paced. We also asked her to make tortillas with us, and she spent a lot of time helping us troubleshoot and get it working on our specific stove. I would highly recommend her as an instructor!"
Anne-Marie 11 January 2021
"Truly authentic experience. It was not something you could learn from a recipe book. Great fun too."
Sally 23 July 2020
"Our afternoon with Sofía was very fun - she expertly guided us through the preparation of delicious tacos! It was wonderful to be able to have a taste of Mexico during this time when we can’t travel."
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HOW IT WORKS
  • Submit your request and payment and receive confirmation details and recipe (typically within 48 hours)
  • Meet your host online at your agreed time for your private cooking lesson!
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before event