Camarones a la Veracruzana

Holy Week Shrimp Camarones

Growing up in El Paso, Texas we did not eat fish often. Actually it was more like never. I don’t think I tasted seafood until I was in my teens and waitressed at a seafood restaurant. The closest we had to seafood growing up was tuna fish and it was from a can. During Lent we usually ate tuna fish sandwiches for lunch and red enchiladas for dinner every Friday. It was a Lent ritual and one that I actually still crave.

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Cascarones Video

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