martes, 17 de febrero de 2009

Fiesta de Cebiche

Teacher and Students gather in the yard to prepare Cebiche

Our cooking classes are getting famous. We have been cooking with the students every Wednesday and thought it is about time to get the teachers involved as well. Therefore we all - teachers and students - gathered in the yard to cook together. It was the day of Cebiche - a cold dish and a form of citrus-marinated seafood appetizer, popular in mainly Latin- and South American countries. We wanted to prepare different types of Cebiche. Since mostly seafood is used we also made one kind with chicken and several with only different types of vegetables. A few teachers and students were in charge of cooking shrimps and the chicken in the kitchen, others sat down outside to cut onions, tomatoes and prepare the juice. All ingredients were put in different bowls.

By now it was already past 1 o'clock and everyone was hungry. Some of us tried to still their hunger by eating some fried platanos that you can put in the Cebiche as well. Popcorn is also very famous to put in any kind of soup here in Ecuador. Finally everything was ready and we mixed the ingredients and had several bowls of delicious Cebiche. Unfortunately it started to rain and we all tried to seek refugee under the big umbrella in the yard.

Thanks to everyone who helped!