Join twowildtides on the country challenge. Each week, we’re going to be heading to a new country (in spirit). Primarily, we’ll be cooking a meal from each country; but we’ll also be watching travel documentaries, reading travel blogs, and listening to music. During the global pandemic, travel is largely inaccessible. We want to reignite our wanderlust, satisfy our travel bug as much as we can, and learn some new things along the way. I have a feeling our bucket list will have a number of items added to it through this experience as well. We created a simple alphabetical spreadsheet with all the countries of the world, and each week we will draw a random number that corresponds with a country on the spreadsheet.
This week we’re in Honduras, a beautiful Central American country. Somewhere I’d love to be right about now. Known for bountiful natural resources, spectacular barrier reef, and lush rainforest. A popular port for cruises, Honduras might be somewhere I visit in the next couple of years. Check out this travel blog:
We decided to go with the national dish again this week because it looked so appealing as it is an easy-to-make, shareable comfort food. Plato Tipico (or typical plate) is a menagerie of delicious ingredients and elements, including lots of fried items. We followed the recipe below and used aspects of this recipe as well.
I marinated the beef the morning that I knew we were having this dish for supper. I followed this recipe for the beef, Carne Asada style. I cooked the beef first and set it aside, in the same pan, I also fried the plantains (consulted this recipe), cheese (which melted rather than fried), and sausage. I made rice in the Instant Pot with turmeric and sea salt. I heated the beans; chopped the cilantro, lime and avocado; and served up some salsa and flour tortillas. This was super easy to prepare!
The flavours came together perfectly. I loved the combination of sweet, sour, savoury, and tangy. It was hearty and satisfying. It was perfect for feeding company and sharing with family. It was also amazing leftover! I didn’t think I’d like the plantain with it but I really did. I would absolutely make this again in place of our regular taco night.