Monday, February 22, 2010

Rajas con Queso!!

Rajas con Crema y Queso is a very popular Mexican dish. I love the mix of spicy which is delivered by the chile, and smoothness, delivered by the Cream & Cheese. These ingredients just combine beautifully in your mouth. The way we regularly eat this in Mexico is with corn tortillas, you really have to have this with corn tortillas, there is just no better way!.. Here in Canada you can buy corn tortillas at "La Tortilleria" it is almost identical to the ones we have in Mexico!! .. And all the ingredients for this recipe can be found at Kensington Market.

Rajas con Crema y Queso


1/2 cup of white onion finely diced
6 Chiles Poblanos (You can only use this type of chile as the skin can be removed).
1 1/2 tbsp of flour
1/4 cup cream
1/4 cup of chicken stock
1/3 cup of your favourite cheese (I used a mix of Cheddar and Gouda cheese).
1 cup of frozen corn
salt & pepper to taste


How to prepare the Chiles Poblanos:
First you have to burn the chiles. And by burn I mean you have to put them in a very hot saucepan and keep turning them until the outside skin gets black. It's easier if you can put them directly into the fire, but as I have an electric stove I have to do it that way. When all the chiles have black skin, you have to wrap them in a kitchen towel and put them inside a plastic bag for approx. 10 mins. Then take them out and with the help of your kitchen towel you will be able to easily remove the blackened skin. Then you have to clean the chiles, so get rid of the seeds and stem. Finally cut the chiles into strips and set aside.

In a hot sauce pan add 1 tbsp of vegetable oil, when hot, add the onion and let it cook until tender. Then add the chiles strips, and cook for another 15 mins. Add the flour and mix everything together until you are not able to see it. At this point you can add the chicken stock and let it cook until the chiles are tender. You should have a glossy thick sauce. Then you have to add the cream, cheese and frozen corns and mix everything together. The frozen corns will easily melt on the sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm with a couple of corn tortillas.

It might not be the best looking picture but it does taste amazing!!

This is the end result you are looking for!!!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds sooooo good! I bet it doesn't get any more authentic than this:)