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Shrimp in Vanilla Sauce From Papantla

PAPANTLA, MEXICO -- AUGUST 23, 2023: Shrimp in pulque with vanilla, is served at Nakœ restaurant, a regional gastronomy focused on vanilla infused cuisines, prepare dishes for customers in Papantla, Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023. Vanilla, grown in Mexico since pre-Hispanic times, is deeply woven into the identity of Papantla, a city in the state of Veracruz. Residents of Papantla, once known as the Ocity that perfumes the world,O are on a campaign to boost local production and consumption of vanilla by introducing the ingredient in dishes, using it to make artisanal figures and experimenting with how to grow the crop better. (MARCUS YAM / LOS ANGELES TIMES)
(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

This shrimp in vanilla sauce recipe is one of various dishes infused with the spice at Nakú, a restaurant in Papantla, Mexico.