28 January 2010
with Shrimp Cocktail a la Veracruz
at home (by me)
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After a trip to Costco, where I scored a hairnet full of avocados, I tried my hand at the first new recipe of this project. In fact, the "Veracruz" part was new to me entirely--as are most authentically Mexican dishes, having grown up with Taco Bell. The cookbook calls it "Seafood Cocktail a la Veracruz," but I only had shrimp. It didn't turn out so well, owing more I would humbly suggest to the deficiencies of the recipe itself rather than any failure on my part to execute it properly, but just the effort has inspired me to get off my ass and start cooking for real again.