One begins to think after living here in the jungle for 10 years that you have done ,seen and tasted everything . New surprises happen almost daily and today was another of those surprises.
My favourite guide from Uxmal came by today for lunch with some of his clients after taking them to see the Ruta Puuc . This is the only place he will come to eat because of the freshness of the food and of course we get to visit .
As he was passing on his way he dropped in some meat and asked if we could cook it when he returned . The chef marinated it in sour orange and achiote …. the most common way of marinating meat in this region ready for Jorge’s return before cooking
I was informed it was snake meat , yes snake meat you read correctly but as Jorge always like to make jokes I was not sure . He told me he killed it last night and found a neighbour to skin it for him . As he took off with his clients I was curious to sneak a view ….. sure enough it was snake .
I knew he would offer me a bite so I was anticipating his arrival again with curiosity . So yes I took a sample from him and ate ! Not bad , I said . And yes I would eat it again !