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5.364 Grilled Shrimp & Olives with Couscous in Tomato Sauce

-Cycle 5, Item 364-
4 (Sun) January 2015

-Spanish-
Grilled Shrimp & Olives with Couscous in Tomato Sauce

3.0

by me

in my apartment

-Ermita, Manila-

solo

When CAL packed up and left last week (see generally 5.351 Chili Prawns), I was honored and grateful that she presented me with a bag full of unused/leftover ingredients from her pantry, most of which she'd purchased at home in Spain and brought here to prepare at her famous dinner parties (see for example 5.081 Home-Cooked Spanish Cuisine, Home-Cooked by a Spaniard).  She knows how much I've appreciated her cooking (see for example 5.151 Chipirones en su Tinte) and come to adore Spanish cuisine in general (see for example 5.201 Livin' La Vida Española).  

I will do my best to make her proud--even if my creations aren't authentic/traditional (see for example 5.243 Spaghetti with Oyster Mushrooms in Sardine Oil).

About the ramyeon, she brought in a pack one day to work (acquired during a mission to Korea) (reasons unknown) and asked me how to make it; at first, I was confused by the question, thinking maybe that she was asking me how the product had been manufactured; but she didn't know how much water to add or whether other ingredients needed to be added and in what order, etc.; funny that something so obvious to people who've grown up on instant noodles here in Asia could be confounding to a person, even an excellent cook, from other parts of the world.

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