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Monday, September 28, 2009

You Gotta Get Back On That Horse And Eat It

So, my apologies. I'm not sure where I've been this month. Last month was rough, this month I've spent spare time not doing shit, really.

I'm looking through all the pictures, and there's meals that I can't find. I'm so unorganized that I don't know if I have these pictures or if they are still in my email because I didn't have a camera and used my cell phone or what.

So let me start by riding a pony before I get back on the big horse....

We haven't been cooking lately. I don't know if anyone has noticed, but it's been hot! I know. I'm from the very hot and humid east coast. Aren't I used to heat? No. During the summer, I would stay in the air conditioned house, then walk to my air conditioned car, then go to work, where I worked in a kitchen, so I knew I was going to sweat my ass off. So this is one of the last meals I remember making. some month and a half ago. Caribbean food. Yum!

If you've been reading the blog over the years, you've seen this... slaw. But I believe this one was more similar to the original Mango House recipe at the Mango House. So there isn't carrot, but there's cabbage, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, sugar, olive oil, hot sauce. Simple, but delicious and refreshing.

Shrimp Rundown......Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...t?

I believe this was the Food Pimp's idea. We didn't know what we wanted, and he said, I think I want Mango House, like shrimp rundown and dum aloo. And I think I said, I don't want to boil potatoes and the yogurt sauce because it's like 100 degrees.

Shrimp rundown is the essence of deliciousness in 15 minutes. It's just like sauteed onion, garlic and tomato, habanero pepper, shrimp and coconut milk. Yum. As the FP would say, yummsies. Yeah, he says yummsies now. It started as a joke, but he keeps saying it. He's very comfortable with his heterosexuality so that he can say things like yummsies, and he can drink from a glass with his pinky out. That reminds me of a story about last night. We were out at the Soda Bar, and this drunk shady Mexican guy bummed a cigarette from him. They shook hands, and the guy said he had an effeminate hand shake. Then he shook my hand and said I had a firmer handshake than the FP. I wish I would have thought of it last night, but I'm not sure if the FP's handshake is effeminate, or the guy just noticed the FP has soft hands. If you've never shook his hand, you should give it a try. His hands are like homemade marshmallows. This lady I work with has dubbed him Soft Hands(real name). So we can call him SHFP for short. Soft Hands Food Pimp.

Here's another shot of the shrimp rundown with the appropriate pairing - Bohemia beer. Yummsies!!!!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jefe de Cocina Latino dos

So what did we eat at Latin Chef? That was the post on August 6th. So stop right here and read it. I'll wait while you read.

Did you read it?

Food. Good food.

Corn nuts. I'm sure there's a spanish name for them, but I'm kinda lazy to look it up. It's a miracle that I'm even writing this blog, so just be happy with this. I started this post 2 months ago.... Okay, I looked it up. Canchitas. Happy?

Seabass ceviche with big huge slices of sweet potato and hominy. This was really good. It's like all seabass. And it was tender and partially cured, which is nice if the fish is fresh...and it was.

So this was a fried fish dish with a tomato sauce. Once again, I don't know the name of it, and I'm not sure how to look it up. I don't know how to narrow it down to find the name, so let's not worry about details today. So this doesn't look too appetizing in my opinion. I look at it now, and it doesn't make me hungry. I remember looking at it when we got it and thinking, boy that was a mistake. But then I tasted it. I forgot that anemic looking peeled tomatoes can still impart a lovely taste to other foods. It was really good. The fish was freshly fried, so it wasn't completely sogged out, and the sauce was good. The rice was nicely cooked too.

So of course we had to get lomo saltado too! What kind of Peruvian meal would be complete without it. Once again, one of the things that make lomo good is the sauce. The tomato kind of... perfumes the yummy lomo. The lomo itself was flavorful, and not too chewy, although we ate this a long time ago, so my memory may be faulty. But this was a very nice dish.

So there was something annoying that happened. I think the chick serving us was annoying in some way. I believe there was this guy at the counter that she was chatting with when we first walked in. So I think she took a while to take our order, a while to deliver it, and when we asked for hot sauce she didn't give it to us because as soon as she walked back to the counter she started talking to him again. She's lucky this is not fresh in my memory because I'd probably be really nasty about it. I'm basically letting her off the hook.

And the FP hates it when I don't mention him in these. So,

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