Mirepoix: red white and yellow onion, celery, parsnip. Ham, green bean, tomato, heart of palm, fresh basil, garlic, cumin, vanilla, cayenne pepper, paprika, parsley, soy sauce.
I was aiming at a ham version of fasoolya khadra, a Jordanian dish, but it didn’t quite get there. Oh well. At least the vanilla added an unexpected tickle.
“Let me tell you, I’m no Elvis. Elvis had his time. I’m Vanilla Ice, and it’s my turn now.” Who else?