Sunday, November 11, 2001

Have any of you heard of Menudo? No, not the Spanish rock band. It's a dish that is served in Mexico to treat a hangover. Seriously! It's a soup that contains ingredients that most turn their nose up to, but it is GOOD! Okay . . . so it's an acquired taste . .how's that? Every Christmas I make it. It requires Beef Honeycomb Tripe (or cow stomach to be blunt about it) that is fresh, not pickled like these weird Yankees eat it up here in snow country. I have to buy ten pound lots of it and have them cut into two pound sections. You chop the tripe into cubes, add corriander seed, oregano, salt, pepper, red pepper, onions and fresh garlic. Some add veal knuckle but I never can find it. The whole concoction cooks for 2 hours and then you add hominy. I use both the white and the yellow hominy and the results are the same. Ummmmmm! Delicious! A "Stick to your ribs" kind of meal! Care to stop by for a bite?


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