I had EVERYTHING here already - 2 frozen (and so cheap) left over salmon fillets, almonds, the necessary spices, etc. But, one problem - the sauce called for stale bread crumbs and a food processor.
Did I forget to tell you that I have Celiac's Disease? Don't worry, it's not fatal - it just means I'm intolerant to gluten. This little treasure means I can't eat the suggested bread crumbs. Here in Santo Domingo, there is no Whole Foods-esq substitute, so it's a little more difficult to find all the delicious flours and things that normally act as gluten substitutes. Well, correction: I'm sure it exists somewhere, but it is way out of my price range. So I said, "I'll substitute it with casabe (yuca crackers) and blend the sauce in my blender."
My "sauce" ended up as some sort of dough-thing. Lesson: Casabe is way too dense and sticky to be used a bread substitute! The blender didn't work its magic like it normally does - I'm assuming a food processor really might have done the trick better, had casabe not been in the mix.
Lunch was so gross we couldn't even finish it. When we talked about it later, we shuddered, laughed, and shuddered again. I may or may not have had nightmares about it last night.