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Hello,

Just wanted to say hi and what a great site this is. I've already learned some things browsing around and look forward to sharing knowledge.

I have been a professional cook for around 8 years, and of course I started out washing dishes many years ago. I worked as a server for 2 years so I have an idea what the other side goes through. I'm engaged to marry a professional cook so we will probably never see each other or our kids if we choose to have some.

I live in Miami but I'm from the Gulf Coast of Alabama. My favorite dishes to eat are my grandmother's Shrimp Gumbo and Chicharones de Pollo con Maduros y Moros from La Careta Restaurant in Miami.

I love to cook using the braising method and I feel that if I don't learn something new every day then I've cheated myself.

sawyer16v
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Hello Sawyer and welcome to Chef Talk. We're glad that you've joined our community and hope you enjoy exploring and participating in it.

I got to know about the dish Chicharones de Pollo con Maduros y Moros. Please share that with us!

Dive in and soak it all in. We hope to see you here often.

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HI to all, nice to meet you.

Welcome me too :bounce:
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Welcome

Hi sawyer. Always glad to have more experiences to talk about. Hope you have fun.:smiles:
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Welcome! I'm new here as well. Not a very good cook, but learning is definitely fun!
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Chicharones de Pollo: Frenched chicken legs (the little knuckle is cut off and the meat is scraped along the bone towards the larger end) and thighs, skin-on, deep-fried. The restaurant uses fairly small birds, maybe 2 lbs or so. It's a super simple preparation but man is it good.

Maduros: maduro means "ripe" in Spanish and the Latin American community generally uses this word to refer to sweet plantains, cut into manageable pieces, and of course deep-fried.

Moros: This refers to "Moors and Christians", just plain black beans and rice. Cooked with a bunch of love and bits of pork here and there.

And I misspelled the name of the restaurant. La Carreta is the proper word.

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Sawyer, the dishes sound scrumptious. :lips: Thank you for the elaboration!

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