This week our food appreciation classes traveled to Costa Rica on our virtual world food tour. One of the most peaceful and stable democracies south of the border (Costa Rica has no standing army), it is situated between the Caribbean on the east and Pacific Ocean on the west, an ideal locale for fish lovers. This casserole incorporates a classic Latin combination of rice, beans and tomatoes with sustainable fish and tropical flavors of lime and orange.
Here’s a simple meal with big flavors that requires very little time to make.
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What's in your turkey? We killed and butchered more than 80 birds on the farm of Mike and Michelle Klein in Prince George's County. Thankfully, Michelle did the gutting. Unfortunately, Mike bought his turkey chicks earlier than usual and they did not stop growing. Our prize for helping was a carcass that weighed nearly 40 pounds. It barely fit in the oven. Here, Mike is subjecting a slaughtered bird to the "magic fingers," a machine with a nubby, rotating barrel that removes most of the feathers.