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hoja santa

Language: Spanish

Description: Sacred pepper. Sacred pepper is a large, aromatic leaf of the pepper family, with a slight flavour of anis or fennel, cloves, nutmeg and black pepper, used in cooking. It is often used to wrap fish or tamales.

hoja santa
Hoja santa or hierba santa leaves, ready to be added to a mole amarillo at the lovely Restaurante El Naranjo in Oaxaca City in Mexico

Pronounced: OH-hah SAHN-tah
Latin: Piper sanctum
Ethnicity: Mexican
Most frequent country: Mexico

See places: Mexican food and cuisine

See foods and dishes: tamales

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