Find Out What The Secret Spanish Seasoning Is.
It's funny how your thoughts change as your circumstances change.
I have known Mr. Cipote for a looong time. I wish I had known him for longer actually, but that was impossible I guess because when we were kids we were thousands of miles apart in different countries. He came to the United States when he was a teenager. He lived in a neighboring state, so I didn't get the pleasure of going to the same school as him, though he is four years older than me, so we probably wouldn't have gone to the same school anyway. I finally met my future husband when I was 19. He was working for a company that sent him to my state, and I just so happened to be working for the exact same company and at the exact same location he was sent to. Trouble was brewing...
I remember how I would visit his mother while I was dating him and could only call him my 'novio'. When we would arrive, his mom would sit us down at her kitchen table and give us each a plate full of hot, delicious food. I remember thinking it was so tasty. But that was about all I thought. I didn't really think anything else, other than that she was a great cook. Then....then I got married.
Okay now we were talking a TOTALLY different ball game here. When I would visit my suegra after getting married, I would eat her food and think totally different thoughts. Mostly, I would say to myself in my head, "how on earth does she get her food to taste this flavorful??!!". I had already been trying to cook some rice like she did and I wasn't being very successful at it - Mr. Cipote was not a fan of it and honestly neither was I. Mr. Cipote looked about as excited to eat my food as he does in this picture on the right here - like I said, not too excited. "What is her secret???", I would ask myself.
Maggi chicken seasoning is used in literally like everything in Latin food. And I mean like EVERYTHING! To prove this, here is just a short list of some foods I have cooked that I use Maggi seasoning in:
- Tamales de pollo
- Spanish Rice
- Arroz Curtido - Purple Rice
- Tamales Pisques
- Any type of sopa you can think of basically
- Pollo Guisado
...and I know there is more i am probably forgetting.
Maggi seasoning is incredibly flavorful and a little pinch packs a serious punch. Maggi will take even the most boring of foods, lets say a can of beans, and turn it into a five star meal. This is not a joke. I don't say this lightly.
And just like Maggi is the secret seasoning to almost all Latin food and comida tipica, can I just say that Mr. Cipote is my secret seasoning too?? (Sorry guys, I just had to throw that in there ha ha ha. )
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by The Secret Seasoning.