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connally

Feb 19, 2009, 11:56 AM

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Yucatecan dish - looking for a recipe

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Hi all,
I'm in search of a recipe for a Yucatecan dish I had about 10 years years ago at Luchita's restaurant in Cleveland. I got the name from them but I can't find anything on the web. The dish is Camarones a la Xanathe. At least that's the spelling they gave me - Xanathe - I wonder if it's correct. Anyway, the dish was a stew-like dish of shrimp and potatoes and it was flavored with vanilla. I don't recall the other ingredients but it was mainly shrimp and potatoes. I was intrigued by the idea of using vanilla in a savory dish. I have experimented on my own a couple of times adding it to a couple of chicken dishes. But, I digress . . . . I'd love to find a recipe for this dish. I hope someone here can help me out.
Thanks,
Kate



Rolly


Feb 19, 2009, 12:27 PM

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I found this on Luchita's online menu at http://www.luchita.com/dinner.html

#10 Camarónes a la Xanath“
Xanath” (pronounced SHA-nath) translates to “vanilla bean.” Here we serve shrimp, potato, cactus, chayote and zucchini in a vanilla and white wine based salsa. Served with Mexican white rice and a jicama salad.

Rolly Pirate


husker

Feb 20, 2009, 6:38 AM

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You might look in the http://www.restmex.com/recipes/0302.shtml
Google food of Veracruz for more.


yucatandreamer


Feb 20, 2009, 7:26 AM

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Having looked long and hard for a source of vanilla beans here in Merida, I would suspect that this recipe is actually from somewhere other than the state of the Yucatan. Yucatan does not grow vanilla. The recipe is not in any of my Yucatan cookbooks and if it were a common dish, I would suspect that vanilla beans would be readily available. There are no vanilla beans in the grocery stores and only rarely found in the main market. I have ordered them from the state of Veracruz in the past. As of this year, the company(Gaya Vanilla) has a distributor here in town so that I can continue to make vanilla bean ice cream.


thriftqueen

Feb 20, 2009, 9:11 AM

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Just a side note on the vanilla bean - this link comes from John Todd, Jr's Veracruz blog. It's a wonderful story for those of you who have not read it.
http://www.johntoddjr.com/...Vanilla/vanilla0.htm
 
 
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