I like trying new things and sometimes I just go to the store and buy random stuff. Yesterday I bought some meat that had "Tripas small intestines" written on it. I couldn't find a really good complete recipe for tripas that included how to clean it. So, this is what I did:
I rinsed it off, put it in a pot of water, brought it to a full boil, then reduced the heat and let it simmer for 3 hours. After that I put it in the refrigerator.
In the water that it was simmering in, it produced a lot of fat at the top and the soup was at the bottom. When I got off of work today, I saw that my wife had chopped up the tripas and put it in a bowl. She removed all the fat from the soup and put it in a separate bowl and then, of course, the soup itself was in a separate bowl. I bought some other stuff too when I was at the grocery store buying the tripas. I bought tomatoes, ground beef, fresh chives, bay leaves, cayenne pepper, habanero peppers, salsa, avocados, and corn tortillas.
My question to all of you expert chefs is what super delicious easy recipe(s) do you know of in which I can use the tripas, the fat from the tripas, and the soup from the tripas? It does not have to be one recipe but as long as I use the each of them in some way. I would throw out the soup and fat but I read on one site that there are ways to use it, I think. Please keep in mind that I am a man and a super novice at cooking so excuse my ignorance here. My wife works the night shift so I have a bit until I need to be finished cooking this. Thank you!
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