Pupusas with plantains and black beans and curtido

Oh, it makes a pretty picture…

I don’t think I’m quite adept with plantains yet. But this was a better outing than the Jamaican-style curry from a few weeks ago, where they were weirdly super dry. Probably helps that they’re in smaller pieces, stuffed inside a fat corn tortilla.

Anyway. I remember the first time I ate a pupusa–many years ago, at some restaurant in a part of the Portland metro area I forget–and it was fucking revelatory. I can’t make pupusas that taste anything like the experts’, but it’s fun to try. Plus I do like curtido, the vinegary cabbage slaw that goes with everything.


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