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  • Day26

    Burger Beach Bonanza

    March 2 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Quesadillas; Poblanos; Veggie Burgers!

    Susie and Jen both made quesadillas the last couple of days, with various fillings- chicken, beans, salsa. All very tasty. With Jen's, we tried the cheap hot sauces we bought from the supermarket in preparation for my tostielote spin. One chipotle, one 'red'. They were pretty decent, and I think defo the right types I've guessed for what needs to go on this super-snack. Although, I think maybe I need to find out what's going on with tamarind here, as I wouldn't be surprised if that's what the 3rd sauce on the Balandra tostilocos was. I see tamarind pods in all the supermarkets here, so it's time to find out how it's used in Mexican cooking, so that'll be a task for today.

    With much help from Susie, Patrick and Jen, we made a bumper batch of my standard veggie burger mix. It is a mammoth effort. The recipe is below, until such time as I've decided upon my solution for storing them. The effort really is in all the grating of the veg and then squeezing the water out. At home, I'm sure a food processor and some other bits n bobs would help. I am going to try another base for the recipe which isn't so labour intensive, but whilst I'm out here, I don't really mind spending the time as the results are pretty epic.

    As mentioned before, the idea with this patty- which I generally coat in panko before frying, but can be done without- is that it's versatile. The spicing (cumin, ground coriander, paprika) is designed to be generic enough that we can mix up what we serve it with. I'm planning on making it with some BBQ sauce today, with choose, pickled carrots (courtesy of Susie), and maybe some slaw of some kind, depending on ehat we find on our way South to our next camp spot. It'll be interesting to see how all it gets used in the coming days. It freezes very well, too. This batch looks fantastic. It's all about getting the water out, and a bit of luck with how wet the chickpeas are- sometimes they're too mushy, like beans.

    Dinner had to be thrown together sharp after all that veggie burger prep. With the veggie bean chilli from the other day, so stuffed poblano chillies and threw some asadero cheese in there- this is becoming a favourite of mine. Damn tasty, quite light, and uses only about 4 teaspoons of the Chilli so it makes it stretch well which is important in our case. I served it with guacamole, as per the recipe which our Mexican buddy gave me a 10/10 for (with tomato, no cilantro, and some pre-soaked white onion), and some 'red' sauce- slightly grilled tomatoes, dried ancho chilli, lime, cilantro, water.

    That all went down a treat. So, even though there's repetition in what we're eating- that will always be the case whilst I'm working on Mexican food and my little variants, plus my old van-food favourites- I can't recall the last meal we had that wasn't delicious. It lets me start to really get a handle on some of the recipes, too, so that I can start to write them up and publish on here.

    We heard recently of a couple of other travellers selling vegan meals for 450 pesos from their van- that's nearly $25 USD. I could smash put epic food for half that and make a decent profit. The thought is crossing my mind more often these days. What's to lose?

    Anyway, veggie burger patty mix recipe below. This is vegan, depending on your garnish, and gluten free if you choose to use chickpea flour.

    Dodgy Dave's Veggie Burger Mix: MkII

    Burger mix- makes 8 (I think), maybe more

    Chickpeas- 2 tins, drained, crushed and dried as much as possible
    Garlic- 2 medium cloves grated
    Peppers- 2 grated coarse (red and green ideally)
    Courgette/zucchini- 1 large fine grated
    Yellow Onion- 2 medium, coarse grated
    Small aubergine/eggplant- skinned and coarse grated
    Fresh Coriander5Cilantro- 1/2 bunch, finely chopped
    Carrot - 2 medium, fine grated
    Mushrooms- 200g very finely chopped
    Fresh chili- to taste, finely chopped
    Fresh lime juice- about 1/2 to a full, to taste, so maybe even more
    4 TBSP chickpea flour, +/- to texture and stiffen. Wheat flour can be used, and actually works pretty well.

    Spice mix;
    2 tsp ground cilantro
    2 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp chilli flakes (or adjust to taste)
    2 tsp paprika
    1/2 tsp cayenne

    Serving suggestions;

    Classic:  on a bun with:
    Mayo
    Lettuce
    Tomato
    Red onion slices

    BBQ: on a bun with
    Mayo
    Dodgy Dave's BBQ Sauce
    Red onion, or onion rings

    Kinda Med/Persian style;
    On a flatbread/wrap with squeeze of lime, pickles, tomato, pepper, yoghurt with lime and cilantro)

    Alt option for all variants: dip patties in flour then egg then panko to fry up to a crispy version.

    Prep:

    Grate all the veg (except mushrooms) and place in a sieve over a bowl. Then, take handfuls and squeeze the water out of it thoroughly, and set it aside. Take a 2nd pass at it if needed. Mix it all together.

    Add a little vegetable oil to a non stick frying pan and put on a medium heat.

    Fry the veg mix (except the mushrooms and fresh chillies) in batches and set aside- idea is to cook off the water, get rid of the raw flavours and sweeten it, and get a little colour and savoury flavour in there. Get a little colour on each batch, then set aside in a pot. Use a little oil for each batch as needed, but only as much as is necessary, you don't want a greasy burger, hence why non stick pan is ideal.

    Fry the mushrooms on a high heat with no oil- they should shrink right down and get colour. Don't be tempted to move them around too much. Depending on the size of the pan, two batches may be required- just make sure and don't have them layered thickly.

    Add the cooked mushrooms to the veggie mix in the pan.

    Put the pan on a medium heat and add in the spice mix. Stir, and allow the aromas to start coming out of the spices for a few minutes.

    Add in the chickpeas and mix well and let it all sweat together for a few more minutes then allow to cool.

    Once cooled, add the cilantro and fresh chilli and season with the lime juice and salt to taste- the idea here is to introduce fresh, zingy flavours at the end so that their flavour remains as vibrant as possible in the end result, providing contrast for the deep and warm flavours and textures that's been created in the base patty. You can adjust the level of chilli, cilantro etc as you see fit, but keep it versatile as a patty is my advice.

    Make into patties, and put in fridge or freezer as desired.

    For final cooking, either coat the patties in flour then beaten egg then panko and deep fry (or shallow fry and turn- make sure oil is deep enough to cover half way up), or just fry gently with no breadcrumb in a non stick with a little oil.

    Serve up as you prefer.
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  • Day16

    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

    January 2, 2015 in Mexico ⋅ ☁️ 63 °F

    Uh-oh! I think we've gone too far north! It's cool here today-we've gotten used to warmer temperatures, but we still don't have any reason to complain.
    We went yo a salsa and salsa event today. We made 7 different types pf salsa and 2 different kinds of margheriras-then we danced salsa!
    We are at sea the next 2 days before arriving in LA. Our first day at sea after LA will be Jeff's 60th birthday!
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  • Day233

    Los Cabos

    December 31, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Wir lassen uns von zwei belgischen Freunden überreden Sylvester in Los Cabos zu verbringen. Eigentlich haben wir uns einen ruhigen Abend mit Feuerwerk am Strand vorgestellt. Aber wie es meistens so ist, kommt es anders als man denkt....

    Wir sind im Haus einer Mädelswg, bestehend aus Tattoo- und Pooldancekünstlern, zum Abendessen eingeladen. Es gibt lecker Cevice, ein Gericht aus rohem Fisch.
    Für das Feuerwerk, dass wir vom Strand aus sehen wollten, waren wir auf typische mexikanische Art zu spät und wir haben nur das Ende mitbekommen 😅
    Aber es war trotzdem ein lustiger Abend, wenn auch anders als erwartet!
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  • Day80

    Cabo Pulmo

    March 29, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Oder : wir waren wieder mal Schnorcheln 😁 werde den Blog bald umbenennen: seeterrysnorkeling 😀
    Den Nationalpark Cabo Pulmo und seine Vielfalt an Tieren konnten wir uns aber natürlich nicht entgehen lassen. Haben neben Seelöwen und riesigen gelben Fischen einen Aal und einen riesen Fischschwarm gesehen. Zunächst hielt ich den Schwarm für ein Riff; tatsächlich waren es mehrere tausend Fische so knapp nebeneinander, übereinander, aufeinander! Nach quesadillas am Strand sind wir zurück nach San José del Cabo aufgebrochen, haben unser Auto retourniert und den letzten gemeinsamen Abend gemütlich ausklingen lassen!Read more

  • Day68

    Reserva de Biosfera Sierra de la Laguna

    May 1, 2017 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Das Reservat ganz im Süden der Halbinsel stellt eine große, kaum berührte Bergwüste unter Schutz. Hier kann man sogar noch Pumas in freier Wildbahn begegnen. Von der Vida Dulce an den Stränden träge geworden schnüren wir aber nicht die Wanderschuhe, sondern aalen uns in den natürlichen Pools der kristallklaren Bergbäche und in den heißen Quellen, die, in den östlichen Ausläufern des Schutzgebiets gelegen, mit dem Auto erreichbar sind.Read more

  • Day61

    Parque Nacional Cabo Pulmo

    April 24, 2017 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Im Cabo Pulmo Nationalpark gibt es einige Korallenriffe, die direkt vor der Küste liegen. Steigt man da ins Wasser, fühlt man sich wie in einem Aquarium. Wir haben auf mehreren Schnorcheltrips über 30 verschiedene Arten von Fischen gesehen und fotografiert, einige davon in riesigen Schwärmen. Hier eine kleine Auswahl:Read more

  • Day73

    Los Cabos!

    March 22, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Habe Martha gestern Mitternacht in San José del Cabo getroffen. Den heutigen Tag haben wir halb in San José, halb in Cabo San Lucas bzw am Strand Santa Maria verbracht 😍

  • Day212

    RIP Pedro - A Life Too Short

    December 14, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    So we are devastated that Pedrito didn't make it. He was doing OK at the hostel, albeit a little subdued, and so we drove the half an hour to Cabo San Lucas where we found a tiny little beach nestled two brand new massive resorts that were going up - in fact this coast will just be one long hotel sprawl before too long. Pedro didn't want to eat or drink much, and had lost his verve for life.

    In the morning we took him to the vet who ran the triple test of common diseases, which all came back negative. We got his favourite food, and when he shunned this we started to worry. We had to inject electrolyte fluid into him using a small syringe and he really didn't enjoy that. The doc asked us to come back the next day so we found another little beach with a bit more around, and were over the moon when he suddenly smelled my fish & chips, and wolfed down a fair bit. The place we choose to kip was a popular place with the locals, and we even got serenaded at 5am, so on top of the worry for Pedro we weren't in the best of shape.

    In the morning he refused all food and drink again so back to the vets again, who suggested he stayed in overnight so they could properly observe him and make sure he had everything he needed. We cruised down the coast a bit further to get somewhere more peaceful and found a lovely deserted stretch of shoreline and spent the day sunbathing, swimming and worrying.

    In the morning we headed back to the vets and were heartbroken when she told us he had died that morning. He had hepatitis passed down from his mother and as his immune system was so weak he didn't really stand a chance.

    What hurt the most is he'd recovered from this desperate little bundle into a proper puppy, leaping around the place and attacking anything he could, so for him to deteriorate so quickly was awful to take. We were already imagining how much he was going to enjoy the volunteer trekking in Guatemala and how the orphanage kids were going to love him. Unsurpringly we were in a bit of a state and wondered around in a daze trying to make sense of it all.
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  • Day9

    Everyone needs a Butler

    August 13, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    This is our outstanding Butler Olena. Each afternoon at 4:30 she delivers our martinis and canapés. She also was fantastic getting us 8 reservations for the specialty restaurants at our preferred times.
    In addition we have 2 cabin attendants so we are very well take care of.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Los Cabos, Municipio Los Cabos, Los Cabos Municipality, بلدية لوس كابوس, لوس کابوس, Opština Los Cabos, ロス・カボス, 로스카보스, Лос-Кабос, 洛斯卡沃斯

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