A Cooking Lesson in Ecuador
Watch the video, then try this seafood rice recipe at home. Maybe you'll do better than I did.
Jason Woods from Heifer tried cooking a traditional Ecuadorian seafood rich dish called Arroz Mariner using shrimp from Heifer-supported fisherman. The mangroves these shrimp came from are a critical ecosystem that help feed local families. But the system has been disappearing due to the action shrimp farming companies which makes it hard for locals to make a living.
Jason says: "I swear I’m more competent in the kitchen than I seem to be in this video.
But, clearly, I am not as competent as the head chef at the Martin Pescador, Ms. Maria Angulo. Maria cooked circles around me (literally, she was a whirlwind!)—all the while correcting my performance and (mostly) suppressing the urge to roll her eyes.
Watch the video, then try the recipe at home. Maybe you'll do better than I did."