Last week, I was fortunate enough to have gone to Sarasota, Florida over the New Year's break. The weather was heavenly, the water divine. Unfortunately, I had to leave this tropical paradise, come back to reality, which included a nine degree high temperatures, ice, cold and snow.
Upon my return, my body immediately protested by inflicting upon me a sinus infection. As I pouted the first night back on my couch, shivering under my fleece blanket, I fantasized about the Cuban food I ate at Jose’s Real Cuban Food in Bradenton, Florida; the juicy roasted pork, black beans, plantains and little cups of salsa that were doused on everything.
I pined for Walt’s in Sarasota, where I had conch seviche, conch chowder, mussels and fish tacos. I also missed the fresh oysters on the half-shell and calamari I ate a Siesta Key Oyster Bar. So much in fact, that the holiday food I loved so much a mere few weeks ago, now seemed bland and tasteless in comparison, and heavy like concrete. Then an idea occurred to me.
The first night back, I enjoyed Tortilla soup, with extra garlic to ward off the sinus infection. The next night we had nachos. I put spicy guacamole dip from Aldi on my box lunch sandwiches and bought serrano peppers at Walmart in an attempt duplicate the cuban salsa doused on every dish served at Joe's Real Cuban Food.
One of my favorite Cuban blogs I had found was, My Big Fat Cuban Family. Check it out.
EASY BLENDER SALSA TO PUT ON EVERYTHING