Christmas Day With the Family
A Full Serving of Vegetables



Today we had pupusas at work; Hector, our Court's Managment Analyst, brought them in. According to Hector:

Pupusas are El Salvador’s national dish. Pupusas are a thick, hand-made corn tortilla that  is stuffed with one or more of the following: cheese (queso) (usually a soft Salvadoran cheese called Quesillo), fried pork rind (chicharrón), chicken (pollo), refried beans (frijoles refritos), or queso con loroco (loroco is a vine flower bud from Central America ). There is also the pupusa revuelta with mixed ingredients, such as queso (cheese), chicharrón or bacon, and frijoles (beans).  Pupusas are traditionally served with curtido (a pickled cabbage relish) and mild tomato sauce.  The curtido and tomato sauce are not hot.

Our pupusas had the cheese and beans in them, and were delicious!! I particularly liked the pickled cabbage!