I have a habit of picking up exotic food items and spices.
Often, I find really obscure products at our expensive fancy market, love that.
Other times, I find them while traveling.
Okay, that’s certainly my favorite.
Because, well I am off traveling.
And if I am buying exotic foods, I must be somewhere really cool.
And I was, in February.
We all went on a trip of a lifetime, to the Galapagos.
Land of red and blue footed boobies, sea lions, prehistoric looking iguanas, and of course penguins.
2 days in the capital of Quito, then 5 days aboard the ship” The Explorer II”.
I can’t begin to tell you how beautiful it really is.
Really, it would be such a long post.
And no time to talk about food.
If you ever get the chance, GO.
At lunch on the ship one day, Bunny had a big bowl of hominy.
Simply boiled then dressed with butter and salt.
She loved it.
When we returned to dry land, we quickly visited a gourmet store to pick up a bag.
In the past, I have collected quite a few spices and random food items that unfortunately were never used.
I really wanted to start a precedent here.
Imagine my surprise, while surfing my favorite food blogs a few days ago.
I see a post for Irresistible Green Pozole from Yummy Supper.
It was so cold and rainy here, that it seemed it was posted just for us.
A little on the spicy side, with some chicken (for us, not bunny), hominy of course, then garnished with avocado, radish, cilantro and a squeeze of lime.
Makes me hungry for more travel.
- Two 15 ounce cans cooked hominy, rinsed and drained or
- Packaged dry hominy cooked to yield 4 cups approx. 8oz dry
- 1 large white onion, sliced thin lengthwise
- 6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs
- 1 pound tomatillos, husks removed and rinsed with warm water
- 1 -2 bunches fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon dried epazote or dried oregano
- 1 small jalapeño (optional)
- 2 Tbs cornmeal
- 1 cup radish, sliced into matchsticks
- 1-2 ripe avocado, cubed
- fresh limes, cut into wedges