Try this simple quiz: What cheese tastes better on pasta?
Is it Cheddar ... or Parmesan?
You use Parmesan with Italian dishes - it's the right cheese for the right food.
Mexican food is exactly the same - the
right cheese transforms a good recipe into fantastic!
Another thing ...
Of course, that doesn't mean that you can't turn up the heat with your Mexican food recipes. It just means:
Mexican Cheese Recipe Index
Chiles con Panela & Crema Agria
Char the skins of the Pasilla chiles over an open flame. If you can't use an open flame, char the chiles in a heavy skillet over high heat.
Place charred chiles in a paper bag (while still warm) to steam - this makes peeling the peppers very easy. Peel skins off under running water. Open, seed, and de-vein the chiles.
Cut chile peppers into 1/4 inch strips and add with the onion, garlic, and oil to a skillet. Add tomatoes, cilantro, and Crema Agria. Crumble the cubed Panela and add to the other ingredients. Heat on medium until thoroughly warmed.
Serving suggestions: Place in a warm flour tortilla and roll it up or serve as a side dish to grilled chicken or fish.
Easy Panela Cheese Tacos
A quick and easy Mexican cheese taco.
Turn cheese over when golden and tortilla
when it is hot.
When second side of the Panela is golden, place cheese on tortilla and top with 1 teaspoon picante sauce. Fold and serve immediately.
Quesadilla Tres Queso
This is a Mexican-style grilled cheese sandwich prepared with three different authentic Mexican cheesesand sour cream (Crema Agria).
Serve as an appetizer or as a side dish.
Spray a large skillet liberally with cooking spray. You can also lightly grease the skillet with oil - you are just trying to keep the tortilla from sticking and burning.
Place tortilla in skillet and warm over medium heat. Cover tortilla with layers of Enchilado and Manchego grated cheeses. Cook until cheese melts, then spread Pico De Gallo (or salsa) evenly on top of melted cheese.
Sprinkle Cotija or Queso Fresco and cilantro over filling. Spray outside of second tortilla and place on top of filling. Flip tortilla and cook approximately 1-2 minutes until golden brown. Remove from skillet and drizzle Crema Agria over quesadilla.
Slice into wedges like a pizza and serve.
Pico De Gallo
Pico de Gallo is one of the most popular Mexican salsas. Pico de Gallo is a versatile condiment ... use it with grilled dishes, on tacos, or anywhere else you would use a Mexican salsa or hot sauce.
Combine onion, tomatoes, chiles, oregano and cilantro. Add salt to taste and refrigerate prior to serving.
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