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Mariscos 
 
Jun. 30, 2012 5:44 pm 
Updated: Jun. 30, 2012 5:44 pm
As I've mentioned a few times on this blog already, I have definitely become way more adventurous in recent years with food. When it came to seafood I only really ate a few different types of fish, and that was it. The thought of any raw seafood preparation, such as tartare, sashimi, sushi, and ceviche all really grossed me out. However now I don't really associate seafood prepared in any of those ways with its fully cooked form; I think that is the only reason that I am able to appreciate the different flavor and texture.
 Seafood is something that I definitely don't get enough of during the school year, instead I usually opt for chicken or vegetarian options unless I am out at a nicer restaurant. Here in Mexico City though, I have eaten an incredible amount of seafood, even though I am significantly farther from any substantial body of water than I am at school in Philly. On average I have gone out to a seafood restaurant twice each week since arriving, although last weekend I ate it 4 days in a row. Somehow despite the longer distance to the ocean, the seafood here is much fresher than that available in Philly. I have had grilled shrimp with paprika and cayenne, lots of ceviches, tuna tartare tostadas, garlic shrimp, filets of snapper and dorade, tostadas de marlin, amongst many other seafood dishes, all of them so incredibly delicious!

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alinae

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About Me
Hi Everyone! My name is Alina and I am a college student from Philadelphia, PA. I started baking in high school and for the past two years have been cooking quick and easy meals in my dorm as well. I love following tons of cooking websites, blogs, and photo-journals online for inspiration, in addition to my mom's old cookbooks and her tried and true recipes.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing to make are roasted veggies. I like how easy they are to make, and how they can be added to almost anything or even eaten by themselves!
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was younger I would always help my mom make fresh tortillas before dinner. I remember sitting on the counter next to the tortilla press, and rolling little spheres of dough between my palms. I felt so strong and grown up once I could actually hold down the press with enough force to make a proper tortilla.
My cooking triumphs
A few months ago I prepared a molten chocolate cake under the tutelage of a world-renowned chef. I was terrified of messing up, so I asked him a million questions and double-checked everything. However it turned out delicious, and he was so happy with the results that he gave me his secret recipe as a present afterwards!
My cooking tragedies
It took me a very long time to figure out how to scramble and fry eggs. Before that all of my attempts yielded either very under- or over-cooked eggs that were pretty gross.
 
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