Tía Cuquita’s Langoustines

Langostinos Tía Cuquita

Preparation info
  • 4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

  • About

I met Doña Cuquita, an old-fashioned matron with three unmarried daughters, while I was studying in Guadalajara. Doña Cuquita was stern-looking, with hair in a bun and little glasses on the tip of her nose, but this appearance belied a heart of gold. Her oldest daughter, also named Cuquita, took a liking to me and welcomed the opportunity to practice her English. They often invited me to their family comidas, and what delicious lunches they were! Doña Cuquita was a fabulous cook, and