- on slow Saturday mornings our tradition has become to go for chocolate and churros as a family (although Hannah chose to sleep in this morning). The chocolate is a thick dark chocolate served in a coffee cup. You dip your churros or porros (deep fried dough) in the chocolate and eat. When the churros are gone you eat the chocolate by itself.
|On the left are churros and on the right is a porro - they will cut|
it into sticks about a foot long
STOP - a culture lesson - when you buy meat/fish they weigh it first and that is what you pay for. So my fish was weighed whole and unclean.
Since I was paying for the whole fish, I got the whole fish - one package was my two nice long fillets
The second package, however - was the inside of the head and I think the backbone (does a fish have a backbone?). Can someone tell me what I am supposed to do with these parts?
Since the meat stores are closed from siesta today until Monday I had to buy for the whole weekend (and I usually buy for Monday too) I then went to the meat store. I got ground beef (which is actually have beef and half pork - beef is way too expensive). Then I told him (again, in all Spanish) that I wanted the meat required to fix white beans like in Avila (a beautiful town nearby known for their big whites beans - they are fabulous!).
He spread out a piece of paper and got started - first a pork bone - he says full of flavor. Next some ribs (just a couple) - they have a different flavor. Now he added a piece of chorizo (Spanish sausage). Then he asked if I wanted the black sausage too (usually black sausage is blood sausage so I said NO - but who knows if it was blood sausage or not). Then he picks up this long piece of meat and says this is what will give you the most flavor. I could tell it was pork (it was on the pork shelf) but I didn't recognize it so I asked what part. He turns around makes a tail motion. It was a pig's tail!
|From left to right - ribs, chorizo (redish piece), pork bone, and |
finally the pig's tail cut into 3 pieces.
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