Every once in a while the CC needs to get off his high horse. It's never a particularly pleasant process but honesty and scientific accuracy demands that one do so.
The claim has been made that Mexican dried shrimp were the "best" and the CC argued that best is, at best, subjective. Here's the original recipe where he argued that it doesn't matter.
The CC takes it back. It does matter.
The CC walked past a sign at a known store which said "Tenemos camaron seco (+ pescado seco)" and the CC instinctively knew what that meant. Awesome stuff with, at best, a quasi-legal status.
So he walked in and asked for it. It was lunch hour and the Mexicans just had a conniption about the
CC asking for it. Some crap was offered and the CC just said, "No."
Common sense prevailed and a bag was produced. After about two minutes, the salesmanship element kicked in and a second bag was pushed onto the CC at a "discount."
The CC recognizes that the price was more than a touch speculative but that's the way the commercial markets work. It's not the end of the world.
The excellence comes from a singular point. It's just shrimp and salt dried in the sun. Nothing else.
Well, these babies kick ass and the Chinese stuff is crap. This is the real deal and CC will bow down to true excellence when he sees it.
Now the CC is one with the sign.
Tenemos camaron seco -- We have dried shrimp!