8.276 Seven-Layer Maya Maya Burrito


8 (Sun) October 2017

Seven-Layer Maya Maya Burrito


by me

at home

-One Serendra, BGC, Taguig, Manila, Philippines-

with the Family

Seven layers:

  1. Pan-fried snapper (see generally 8.268 Yukgaejang)
  2. Chili sofrito (see generally 4.347 BBCCCC Whole Wheat Burritoes)
  3. Refried beans
  4. Pico de gallo
  5. Sour cream
  6. Spanish rice
  7. Romaine lettuce


BTW, my thing with seven layers (see for example 4.230 Seven-Layer Whole Wheat Burrito featuring Chicken and Quick Tapatio Salsa) is an homage to Taco Bell’s Seven-Layer Burrito, which was introduced in 1993, during my college days when Taco Bell takeout was a regular part of the diet.  The original seven layers comprised (1) onions, (2) tomatoes, (3) lettuce, (4) refried beans, (5) Spanish rice, (6) sour cream, and (7) guacamole – apparently, designed to be a vegetarian item.  I always include some animal protein in my own version.


Unfortunately, the snapper didn’t work so well, too tender to stand up to the other ingredients.  A firmer fish, like swordfish, would do better.


Come to think of it, seven layers isn’t all that unusual.  A Burger King Whopper is seven layers: (1) onion, (2) tomato, (3) lettuce, (4) pickle, (5) patty, (6) ketchup, (7) mayo.

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