Mexican food. Not something I’ve been very bothered about ever. I’m given to understand that decent Mexican food is hard to come by in London, and indeed, I think I’ve only been to one Mexican restaurant here, where it was all nice but nothing special. Things like burritos, fajitas and what’s the other one, tortillas have never done much for me either. Perfectly nice, but I’ve never craved them. Couple this, let’s call it cuisine indifference with a 1983 Sainsbury’s recipe book and you might forgive me for not expecting much from this dish. Plus it seemed too simple to be that good. All I can say, is, wow, was I glad to be proved wrong.
I’m going to say, on the record, that this recipe is the best thing I’ve prepared for this blog to date. Seriously, everyone needs to make this (unless they have shellfish allergies, in which case, best leave it. Health and safety, yo).
Ok, so the first thing was that I resolved to make something that looked more appetising than the photo in the book (I also acknowledged at the time that this mightn’t be the hardest challenge I’d ever set myself, but you know, small victories and all that).
Yeah. Not going to be hard to top that. Especially seeing as I used better prawns.