by Copper Canyon Guy on 28/04/10 at 1:49 pm
I was in the little town of Urique again last month and we enjoyed some of this cold shrimp soup there at Titas called “agua chile”. I watched as they prepped it and Tita gave me this recipe:
Put in the metate some black pepper, 1/2 garlic, wild oregano, 3 little chiles, and then what she called “gomilla”.
WHAT IS THIS ??? Well it turns out that gomilla is gathered locally and is the deposit that an insect leaves on the woody stems of certain plants.
So you grind this stuff up and add, 1/2 squeezed lime, a squirt of ketchup, some clamado, some chopped tomatos and cukes and onions, some shrimp broth,a pinch of salt and a big ole handful of cooked shrimp. You have a delicious meal in front of you!
So if you can find some gomilla, go for it….and I will take you to Titas when we go to the Sierras on “The Blue Corn Express”!