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Time Has Passed But I’m Still Cooking!

The wedding was awesome. Colorful, super cool and fun! Of course I gained 10 pounds afterwards after coming back from the honeymoon…wah!!! I NEED to get back on track.

Yesterday I went cooking mama crazy and made a bunch of stuff:

Seasoned skirt steak

Stewed Pigeon Peas

Jasmine Rice

Sauteed garlic spinach

Broiled Basa Fish

Fish Sancocho

and I still needed to make myself breakfast and a snack this morning. Girl I’m tired! Everything came out great though! I forget to take pictures of everything. I only took a picture of the sancocho because I was so proud of myself. I made up the recipe from what I saw on the internet cause most people make a sancocho with meat. Just in case you wanna know this is my recipe!

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Recipe for Fish Sancocho

2 filets of tilapia

7 to 10 shrimp

2 green plantain

1/3 butternut squash or ayuama

2 peeled potatoes diced

3 carrots

5 cloves garlic

Half an onion

Sofrito

2 teaspoons oregano

Salt and pepper

1 chicken packet

Handful of cilantro

2 limes

3 tablespoons of tomato sauce

3 cups of water, more later on

Steps:

  1. Cook the tilapia and shrimps in sofrito for about 2 minutes. We just want to get the flavors in the pot for the soup. Take out of pot.
  2. Put water to boil
  3. Add garlic and onion together with some water into a blender. Blend well. Add that to boiling water. Also add a tablespoon of sofrito. Make sure water is seasoned well with salt and pepper. Add oregano.
  4. Peel all the vegetables.
  5. Add veggies to boiling water. Add more salt and pepper if needed. Add chicken packet.
  6. Boil for 20 minutes on high, stirring occasionally. If vegetables are still undercooked, cook for another 15 minutes or so.
  7. Add cilantro, more salt and pepper to taste. Take ┬╝ of the mixture , puree in blender and add back to soup. This will thicken the soup. If too thick add a bit more water.
  8. Add fish mixture to soup and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes
  9. Squeeze the lime juice into the soup. Stir and serve with avocado, white rice and hot sauce!
  10. Serve with avocado, hot sauce and white rice. Enjoy!

Yayyyyy I love sancocho! This is for all the people who might want to make it without meat. It can still be delicious without it!

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