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Kak'ik is a Guatemalan stew made with turkey leg as the star ingredient. It also contains tomatoes, tomatillos, onions, bell peppers, and variety of spices such as achiote, Cobanero chile peppers, and coriander. Its characteristic red colour comes from the dusky annatto seeds of the achiote tree.

This traditional Q’eqchi Mayan dish, which dates to pre-Hispanic times, is one of the most famous Guatemalan foods. A cross between a soup and a stew, it’s so special it was even deemed a cultural icon by Guatemala’s Ministry of Culture and Sport!

The stew is traditionally served with rice and tamales which have been steamed in banana leaves.

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