Mr. Italian, meet Miss Peruvian
Jun. 5, 2013 3:47 am
Updated: Jun. 11, 2013 7:07 am
This ..... passion to learn to cook was born out of what you might call a semi-necessity which is now being fueled by a burning desire to create something more spectacular than just recipe re-creating. The path I
have taken has led me to wonder if I took different regional tastes and flavors, and cross pollinated them, what would be the offspring of this union? Perhaps something good would come forth during my travels on this adventure. Could the results be a dish
that is Out of This World?
With a fondness for Italian and Peruvian foods, Mi Gato Loco and I pondered if they would be a perfect match. So, armed with a portal to the world (your average, garden variety home computer - Dell), we began some basic research on the taste of Italy, and
the taste of Peru. We had a theory that the joining of these two cuisines would result in a dish that would take us to a higher universe like
Sly and the Family Stone did back at Woodstock, circa 1969.
Special effects section
Listen to the tick-tock of the clock as Father Time creeps by and peers in the window.
Cue the Twilight Zone theme as the screen gets wavy and wobbles out of focus.
Your eye lids get heavy as the silver pocket watch swings back and forth.
You speed down the cosmic highway with a one way ticket into the Cooking Zone!
That ..... brings us to the wedding of Mr. Italian,
Laurel B's Penne with Chicken and Asparagus, to the lovely bride Miss Peruvian,
SocalTed's Aji Sauce. With my trusty sidekick Mi Gato Loco by my side (that's what sidekicks do after all), I officiate the joining of Mr. Italian and Miss Peruvian to unite as one in
moja kuchnia (what language, is that dear reader?)
The dapper Mr. Italian entered the kitchen sporting penne pasta and chicken tenders which were marinated in, what else, Italian dressing then sauteed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). He included accents of asparagus, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, baby
bella mushrooms, non-pareil capers, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper.
The dashing Miss Peruvian was adorned with fresh cilantro, aji amarillo peppers, jalapeno peppers, Dukes mayonnaise (she is a Duke's girl, after all), sour cream, garlic, distilled white vinegar, lime juice, EVOO, salt and pepper. She was a spicy little number
who was desired by many a young lads
There ..... you go. With a bang and a whirl, as they kissed for the first time as a married couple, an enchanted magical transformation occurred reminiscent of Gandalf the Wizard's magic fireworks in the Shire, Love American Style type of fireworks,
if you know what I mean.
It was a beautiful (and tasty, might I add) wedding between Mr. Italian and Miss Peruvian. Mi Gato Loco and I cried tears of joy as we headed to the reception hall.