When we shoot a series of videos, some of them are planned and some are “off the cuff.” We always have ample ingredients and I’ll pick a few for a quick throwdown. That’s exactly what happened here. While I’d like the curtido to marinate for a few days, the “a la minute” version worked well in providing a fresh, acidic crunch to contrast the heat of the seafood and the rich butternut puree. If you’re looking for the “weekly veggie prep” video that I mention, click here and see how the squash is prepped.
At the end of the day, there is no excuse for you not making this. You can swap the seafood with beef, chicken, ground turkey, wild boar, feral swine, buffalo, antelope, Berkshire pork, ostrich, alligator or rattlesnake. Same goes for the squash and the curtido. Let your creative juices flow, using the recipe as a guideline, or follow it to a T. Either way, be sure to share with friends, be sure to share your story and be sure to “Keep It Paleo!”
(Leader of the two on the left…)