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This is a recipe that I had while in Santiago, Chile, and I was really surprised by how bright and fresh-flavored the celery made the mashed potatoes. Celery is an essential component of many Chilean recipes and the stalks that are sold at La Vega market are huge – the size of a small bag of groceries. They are also sold with the celery leaves still on the stalks and I suggest that you always purchase your celery this way whenever possible. If the leaves are fresh looking, it is a good indication that the celery is fresh, and they add great flavor to any dish.
This recipe was inspired by a dish that I had in Chile – Gambas Merken.
Gambas is the Spanish word for shrimp and merkén is a local smoked paprika from a pepper, the cacho de cabra, combined with ground coriander. The combination is a smoky, spicy seasoning that has a nice herbaceous flavor from the coriander.
It is not widely available in the U.S. but is definitely worth seeking out. There are a lot of great smoked paprika varieties available, however, that add so much to any dish.
No other meal plan includes making extra for lunches and leftovers later in the week. This is truly a meal plan for the Real World! Recipes include Fettuccine Alfredo, Shrimp Fried Rice, and Taco Salad.