…because some thoughts are worth remembering
Hawaii ranks the top in racial diversity among US states. Although adjusting to the weather in Denmark was a challenge (wearing leather pants here is not necessarily a fashion statement but a practical decision to protect your legs from the biting winds that blow from Finland and Russia), I found the lack of racial diversity in Denmark more trying. What I didn’t expect was that the perceived unfriendliness of the Danes by the internationals here, has made a very small number of people from everywhere else bond so strongly to each other. The result is that before I could get a Dane to show me how to make rugbrød (their very dense rye bread that uses a sour dough starter), I was able to learn how to make an authentic* Ecuadorian ceviche. Refreshing and simple to make, I’m told it is usually served at lunch with rice and plantain chips. The Ecuadorian ceviche is different from other ceviches I’ve tried in that it has a lot of liquid, which transforms the plain rice.
Ecuadorian Shrimp Ceviche
A big mahalo/tusind tak to my instructor Nervo Xavier Verdezoto and for his friendship.
*Peppers are optional. In the authentic version, green peppers can be sometimes included but red peppers don’t make an appearance in Ecuador.