I love when friends visit, especially friends who share a love of food, cooking, blogging and photography.
Many readers know my friend Norma of Platanos, Mangoes + Me! I always look forward to her visits and today was no exception. We walked the beach in the morning, had lunch out, saw a movie and then ‘mixed it up’ in the kitchen! I wanted to cook for her and she wanted to cook for me so we decided to split it and blog the results.
We foraged the freezer, refrigerator and pantry and came up with a pretty delicious dinner.
Norma made the first course.
Super tasty jumbo shrimp and chorizo cooked with peppers, onions, mushrooms and wine and served over toast.
I took on the second course which was an avocado and cauliflower salad with tomatoes, capers, scallions and a citrus dressing.
and a lime, cilantro and chili crusted tilapia over a white bean puree cooked with roasted garlic and parmesan.
And that’s what happens when two food bloggers get in the kitchen. Don’t you wish we set a place at the table for you too? You would have been welcome.
Can’t wait to see what Norma posts on Platanos, Mangoes + Me!
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