Okay...I know you've all been there. It's your fifth week, or maybe your fiftieth...maybe more. You settle down after a long day's ride to cook a delectable, scrumptious pot of...plain rice?.....Again?.....pasta with watery sauce...Again? There has to be something better, you say! Surely there is. This is a call out to the bike roadies of WarmShowers to submit one or two (or ten, if they're good!) of your favorite bike-friendly recipes to share with the rest of us. Of particular interest are innovative ways to bake and in general cook "outside the pot". !Buen Provecho!
This was one of our favorites in Ecuador and Peru...
1 giant, super ripe PAPAYA
1 giant, super ripe MANGO or PIÑA, as available
red, green and/or hot pepper
1 can tuna (optional)
1 pot rice
tajin (our favorite mexican spice...anything will do)
Any other yummy fresh ingredients you can get your pedals on will work as well. Once your rice is cooked, add sauteed onion, garlic and peppers (with spices added to taste), then add drained tuna. Then pile on the tomato, avocado and chunks of your super ripe, wicked delicious looking mango (the mango/piña is crucial). Mix well. While this is surely got your taste buds drooling, take a deep breath and set it aside for a moment to cut your papaya in half lengthwise. Clean out the seeds and set one half aside, taking care not to set it on or near an anthill. Load up your new papaya bowl and dig in, making sure to get large scoops of papaya with each bite. This is made even tastier with a handful of freshly fried platanos (bananas) sprinkled on top.
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All hail the spatula!
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