December 26 – Soul Food. What did you eat this year that you will never forget? What went into your mouth & touched your soul?
Memorable food of the year? Nacho Mama’s of Baltimore, MD, and their jumbo shrimp and smoked gouda quesadilla.
This tied in to the Party prompt, as it was the hangover dining afterwards. Frankly, I wish I was far less hungover so I could have enjoyed it more! I swear the quesadilla is roughly the size of a person’s head in diameter, and pushing an inch to an inch and a half thick. I was only able to consume half of it during the meal anyways!
My first bite into this quesadilla from heaven was a jumbo shrimp. Tender, juicy, and utterly delicious in my mouth, with some of the smoked gouda going along for the ride. The entire bite really was an entire jumbo shrimp! After that, I just dove right in. Mouthfuls of smoked gouda, onions, some spicy sausage (Italian perhaps?), bell peppers…I just did not want to stop. Unfortunately, my stomach implanted a firm no to my system, as I was in desperate need of some coffee and water to offset the edge of the hangover.
Nacho Mama’s wasn’t anything terribly unique, but they put a very nice spin on the American tex-mex mentality. And for that, they’ll win an ever-present spot in my heart as fantastic comfort food that I will try to frequent when given the chance again in the future. But that quesadilla…*closes his eyes and begins to drool*