Shrimp

Oct 09

Las Chabela’s Chilis Gueritos con Camarone

Google Translate provides the following translation from Spanish to English of “gueritos” to mean “little white boy”. Personally I think this is humorous. The dish that I have been recently ordering at Las Chabelas in Brawley, CA is Chilis Gueritos con Camarone (White Chiles with Shrimp). Guerito Chilis, also known as Guero or Santa Fe …

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Sep 07

Spicy Seafood Ratatooie with Rotini, Because I Cannot Pronounce Ratatouille

I will be honest, if I had never seen the advertisements for the animated movie Ratatouille, I would have probably have never known this word yet alone what was included in this French dish. That is not to say that I looked at any recipes prior to making this meal. Ratatouille is a southern French …

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May 26

Appetizing Ginger Shrimp Appetizer

I am rarely caught unprepared but on one occasion, procrastination worked out marvellously.  A few hours before a pot luck dinner, that I was supposed to supply an appetizer for, I was digging through my freezer wondering what could I possibly throw together.  I came up with a bag of frozen peas & a bag …

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Apr 11

Mister Stock: The Unsung Hero of Cooking

Whenever I begin the process of making a soup, broth, gravy or stock, I am reminded of the folk tale Stone Soup. There are many versions of the tale, but the premise behind the story aside form generosity and charity is one of how the soup will continue to taste better as additional ingredients are …

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Mar 30

Balinese Style Fish Recipe – An Ode To Mata Hari’s Indonesian Restaurant & Bar

My dear friend Regina owned a very successful Indonesian restaurant on the west side of Houston for over two decades. Not only was the food amazing, but the bar was a local watering hole for many workers of the the petroleum industry. On any one night, it was not unusual to hear numerous languages being …

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