Friday, May 6, 2011

My Cinco De Mayo Meal . . . . .

So, I made the meal I posted here earlier in the week for Cinco De Mayo. I made the tortilla chips from corn tortillas - yummy! I made the Easy Fiesta Beans dish - extra yummy especially with the homemake chips! And then I made the Citrus-Marinated Shrimp dish. This is where things got heated, literally. The receipe called for this:

"2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo, stems discarded, seeded and thinly sliced, plus 1 teaspoon of the adobo sauce from the can"

That is not what *I* read. Nope, I added the WHOLE can without removing stems or seeds and ALL the adobo sauce not the 1 TEASPOON.

Well, needless to say, our lips were blazing! Katelyn ended up having to wash her shrimp under cold water trying to get as much of the sauce off as possible. I ended up not eating it at all and Bob, trooper that he is, ate all of his with all the sauce and peppers. WOW! I didn't realize until today when I re-read the receipe where I had gone wrong. I kept wondering who in their right mind would eat this as hot as it was.

Oh well. Chalk another failed meal up to not reading directions. Next time I'll just leave out anything to do with chipotle chiles.

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