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  • Monday, March 11, 2019

    Baja Shrimp

    LIKE MIKE'S
    Simple & Delish
    quick and easy
    WALLPAPER:  BAJA SHRIMP, (camarones simples)
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    .. Down in Ensenada, just a couple of blocks from the fishing fleet, and the fish market, is a little restaurant, (really just a street food stand.)
    FISH MARKET
    .. It's called Mariscos El Guero. One of the owners,
     Miguel Santos, (call him 'MIKE,') does shrimp in a most delicious fashion.
    .. You can watch it being prepared and, it's not even a secret. We call it "BAJA SHRIMP."
    .. Although most folks order the civiche, (of one sort or another - they are very famous for it,) this shrimp dish of theirs is simple and, brings forth all the flavors of the sea and the land. It's not on the menu but just ask for simple shrimp, (camarones simples.)
    SMILE, SPEAK SPANISH, ENJOY
    ..The shrimp is par boiled and then rested, (there are piles on ice.) The sauce is black pepper, cilantro, butter, onions, olive oil, and garlic.
    .. When the sauce is warmed to fragrance the shrimp is returned to the pan and finished. Be sure to use way too much butter to allow infusion of the aromatics. Black pepper is necessary. Dried chilis are often added.
    .. Serve over rice or, noodles, (pour out the butter too,) or as a tostada with smashed avocado underneath and a squirt of lime on the top.
    .. It's a friendly place and,  just ask and it shall be delivered. During Carnival it gets real busy and hectic. (TRIP ADVISOR, FACEBOOK.)
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    .. As the puddles become pools and, the pools become lakes we eagerly await the grand debacle known as the "SNOWMOBILE EXPO."
    .. The neighbors refer to the warm up at this time in March as 'snomoweather.' It's a result of the local merchants extending the winter season to it's bitter moderate warmest end. The search for an additional buck or two.
    .. We don't much mind this bit of mercantile madness. It's good for the gift shops, T-shirt shops, restaurants, gas stations and, sled renters.
    .. It's tough on the sleds and certainly puts pressure on the manufacturers to demonstrate the advantages of buying a new snowmobile that costs the same as a one year old Toyota.
    .. The forecast warmup is holding nicely. The evenings are still cold enough to slow the melting. We're watching stream flows and are waiting for a scouring event.
    .. We'll keep you informed.
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    WALLPAPER:  BAJA SHRIMP ON BUTTERED NOODLES