Chances are, most of you have never had Menudo. No, we’re not talking about the Puerto Rican boy band that spawned Ricky Martin. We’re talking about a common dish served in many parts of Latin America.
Menudo is made with tripe, or cow’s stomach lining. It’s usually a weekend and holiday dish and is sometimes touted as a hangover cure. It’s a simple soup made with hominy, onions, chilis, spices and cilantro. It takes a long time to cook because the texture of the tripe is tough. Most cooks and restaurants begin making it the night before and allow the tripe to simmer all night, adding the chilis and spices an hour or two before serving.
Since we in The Bachelor’s Kitchen have not yet tried to make menudo, if you’d like to give it a shot, here’s a link to a recipe on Allrecipes.com to get you started. If you do make it, please drop us a comment or email (see the Contact Us page) and tell us how it came out.