Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Flaming Hot Queso~

This Mexican favorite has as many different recipes are there are varieties of cheeses. It is easy & best with some good white wine to break up all that cheese. Queso Fundido means Fused Cheese~try fusing your queso with these ingredients. Oh, this awesome looking doorway was one I spotted in Santiago. Beautiful colors!

Queso Fundido con Chorizo y Hongos
1/2 cup *Mexican Chorizo or one small link
6 to 8 ounces mushrooms any variety, discard any woody stems & slice ( about 2 cups)
Salt, pepper
10-12 ounces Queso Chihuahua or Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
dash of fresh ground black pepper
Fresh, warm Corn or Flour Tortillas
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet (preferably non-stick), heat to medium-high. Saute Chorizo about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and stir nearly constantly, saute 5 minutes longer. Season with salt, usually about 1/4 teaspoon. Transfer the mixture to a 9- or 10-inch shallow baking dish, Mexican cazuela or pie plate. When the timer goes off, stir the shredded cheese into the warm mushroom & chorizo mixture. Set in the oven & bake until the cheese is just melted, about 5 minutes, broil 2 min. to brown the top, then sprinkle with the thyme and black pepper and serve, accompanied by warm tortillas.

*I like to use at least 50% soy chorizo which I can find in Mexico, it is less greasy & lower in fat.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Yummy yummy yummy - this may be a new favorite!