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This is one of those recipes that just goes to show you that when a recipe goes wrong, it can be repurposed into some other creation.
One afternoon, I was aiming to create some raw taco shells. They were looking good and smelling good. All was good. Or so I thought.
It wasn’t until I tried to load my taco shell with all my goodies when the shells crumbled to bits. I took a deep breath… that’s ok. I have more, I will just get another one. Taco shell in hand, I attempted to pile in my Mexican fillings…. my taco shell crumbled.
I had to sit down and scratch my head on this one. As I was pondering what went wrong, I aimlessly started to nibble on the broken shell bits. Gosh, it sure tasted good and what a shame that I couldn’t use them as intended. The bits weren’t even strong enough to turn into chips.
Tossing all of them wasn’t an option. I can’t stand wasting food. As stood at the kitchen counter staring at the beautiful discs, I started to brainstorm about what I could do.
I decided to put them in the food processor and give them the ride of their life. I blitzed them until they turned into a coarse mealy texture.
My idea is to use this mixture as a condiment on salads and other raw dishes that might benefit from a “crunch” and some spice! Mission accomplished! In fact, this evening my husband prepared a trout for dinner and I suggested coating the fish in this seasoning before he grilled it. He did just that and it came out amazing! I contemplated deleting this post and chalking this up to experience but to be honest, it wasn’t a failure, the destiny that these ingredients had laid before me mutated into another divine creation! Introducing… Chili-Lime Chia Seasoning