Living in Brazil I am enjoying the culture, commenting on the differences, celebrating local expressions and inviting others to enjoy all Brazil has to offer.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Tex Mex in Niterói
It’s not as easy as you might think. I went to three grocery stores and could not find jalapeño peppers. And no one had corn chips in bags bigger than lunch snack size.
We were determined. I bought a slightly less-than-ripe avocado. We fell back on pimenta oil, since jalapeños were not available. And like it or not our only corn chip option was snack bags of Doritos corn chips with fake cheese flavor.
But at the end of the day we had luscious nachos with guacamole. Can you say SATISFACTION?
I was hosting a friend of mine who had never eaten guacamole before. Mission accomplished. Smiles around.
UPDATE: all the recipes for this fabulous lunch are now posted at Danielle's "Cooking In Brazil" blog.
We arrived in Brazil in January, 2008 to start up a new chapter in our life together. Luiz has returned to his hometown and I've jumped into the deep end of the pool ready for anything. Let the fun begin!