I absolutely LOVE shrimp cocktail. It started when I was very young and my Mom would make ceviche. I couldn't get enough of the stuff. As I grew older and she made it less,I would go out and buy it where ever they sold it. I found out that our corner fruit stand had a back room where a man sold tostadas de ceviche. He would just walk through the store picking out the produce. How convenient! One day I decided to give them a try and it was AMAZING. To this day I have yet to meet someone who can make them as good as he did.I got so obsessed with them that I would go through the store with him,watching him pick out the veggies and then watched him put all the ingredients together. I was the first customer there in the morning and the last one at night. He would give me a free one when I would order two ( people sent me there because he put extra ceviche on my tostadas) I still remember people making comments about how big my tostadas were compared to theirs. haha! As you know,all good things must come to an end. The fruit stand decided to expand and they closed dudes little shop to put in a mini meat shop there. BOO. So I decided to make them myself. Since then I have been making them once a month for myself or my family. It's the one dish I am proud to make for people because it has so much history with me and when I make it all my family tears it up like it's the last thing they'll ever eat. =) I usually add crab meat but since I know not everyone likes it,I save it for myself. I have been to lots of places in Phoenix and tried their shrimp cocktails and none of them make me go back for more. So I kinda got used to relying on my own skills. haha.I forgot the avocados last night but it's okay,as long as I had my tapatio!! What's your favorite dish? How often do you eat it?
( I LOVE cilantro)
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