April 2012 – Tropical Night with Mima from El Salvador

In April, we met at the Nature Friends Clubhouse in Sierra Madre for “Tropical NIght.”  Our 3rd in a series of Ethnic Nights, we sampled traditional foods from El Salvador, lovingly prepared by Karen’s good friend Mima.  Included among Mima’s dishes were a succulent Carne Gisada prepared with grass-fed beef, tomatoes, onions, carrots, annatto, & garlic, some boiled & sea-salted yucca root sautéed crispy brown in fresh Amish lard, a large pot of freshly fried rice with sprouted Salvadoran red beans (“Casamiento”), and a salad of lettuce and garden vegetables seasoned with lemon juice, sea salt, and pepper. 
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