The chunks of sweet papaya add a wonderful contrast to the smoky heat of the chipotle peppers.

May 5th is Cinco de Mayo, an annual celebration of Mexican Heritage and Pride, and a perfect opportunity to commemorate this at the table! With this as my motivation, I set out to create a unique recipe that focuses on the flavours of Mexico and the Caribbean. The number of chipotle peppers one uses will depend upon how much spicy heat they like in their food. The leftover chipotle peppers from the can are able to be frozen for future use: remove from the can, place in a small freezer bag, and lay flat in the freezer separating the peppers from each other. Once frozen this makes for easy extraction from the bag. As an option, try this recipe with cubed Lepp’s chicken instead of the pork.

Recipe created by Chef Dez