It's only a few days into January, but so far, I'm sticking with it. Check back in March, and I might be telling a different story.
My first new ingredient was a fun one. Jicama. Here are my observations about it:
- The "j" is pronounced like an "h". And, yes, I did pronounce it "jick-ahhhh-ma" the first several times. My Buffalo accent made it sound even more unpleasant. (Hang head in shame...)
- It is crunchy! And refreshing! And in a strange way, a little bit sweet.
- Verdict: I like jicama.
1 pound jicama, peeled and shredded in the food processor (or julienned if your feeling classy and/or patient)
1 pound carrots, peeled and shredded
1/2 small red onion, halved and very thinly sliced
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
3-4 tablespoons lime juice
Salt and pepper, to taste