There are around 200 some odd countries in the world.(rounded numbers :-))I strongly believe,it would be utter injustice to our taste buds,if it gets to taste only 5-10% of the world for the entire life.So i set myself out in foodie adventure time to time,force my family,rather annoyingly at time to do so ,to conquer the world from my kitchen 🙂
Currently i am in a kick of Latin American countries.Nestled between Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia is a country of Paraguay.I made a stop in Paraguay few weeks ago as i concocted the plan to make very popular ‘Sopa Paraguaya‘ in my head. Savory cornbread.I say that because in our house,we are accustomed to eating sweet cornbread.That’s the way i was introduced to the very american corn bread.So what did i learn about this dish?
- Savoriness comes from onion and pepper.
- Cottage cheese is another consistent ingredient i noticed.It adds moistness to the bread.
- Choice of cheese depends on your liking.I used cheddar.
Did my family like it?
Hmmmm..Average at first,it got better later.
Me : So how do you like this cornbread?
Hub:Its good not great..I like other one better.I don’t like green peppers in corn bread.
My little guy:Can you take the red thing(red bell pepper) out, i want to eat only the corn(kernels in it).So i picked some visible ‘red thing’ out and he ate a square.
Ms A: Hmmm..i don’t like this kind.
Me:It is moist,it is good.I like the peppers and corn kernels but does it even count?You didn’t had a doubt that i won’t like it.Did you?
So i froze the leftover.It freezes very well.Couple of days later i warmed it back up and served it with soup.It tasted so much better with that !I am not the only one saying that 🙂
So,If you can get past the ‘unsweetness’ and ‘red and green thing” ,you may just be surprised.Very moist,you can taste ingredients individually,which is a good thing in my taste dictionary.
Though we have not been to Paraguay yet neither do we know personally anyone who has been there,we talked about the people who are doing missionary work there.We prayed for them that God provides and guides them as they continue on the journey of being hands and feet of Christ.
I adapted from this recipe