Even though our daughter Carrie was here in Ecuador for two weeks, the time flew by and it seemed like we were always running to try to show Carrie a sampling of what our life is like here in San Clemente.
Right after she arrived we went to Canoa for a few days and, among other things, went to see Cabo Pasada. We left Canoa on Sunday morning and stopped off at our friend’s place downtown to let them know that Carrie would be here for another week. We were hoping that Pocho and Pinoche would make some of their special ceviche for Carrie.
Pocho teaches at a University in Portoviejo and generally only comes to San Clemente on Sundays, so we knew it might be short notice. But, Pocho said he could have some special ceviche ready by 4:30 and that we should come on down then. We hustled home and got things put away and decided to have a little lunch before going back downtown for ceviche, but shortly after we got home we got a call from Pocho saying the ceviche was ready now.
We scrambled around and got back downtown to see Pocho sitting at a table covered in paper in front of Pinoche’s kitchen area.
Pocho explained that he and Pinoche had family commitments that evening, but did not want Carrie to leave without tasting some of the best ceviche in Ecuador. So they hustled around and prepared three bowls of langostino and cangrejo ceviche (jumbo shrimp and crab meat).
The food was delicious and they even allowed for personal preferences with the onion, cilantro, and aji (hot pepper sauce).
So, on about two hour’s notice our friends, Pocho and Pinoche whipped up an Ecuadorian feast. Carrie also discovered that she loved chifles (the fried plantain chips which accompanied the meal) and bought a couple of bags of the chips to bring back to the USA.
We are truly blessed to have such caring wonderful friends here where…
Life is good in Ecuador!