Do you think you really know Mexican cuisine?
Mexican cuisine includes a variety of ingredients, creativity, color, versatility so one dish can be eaten differently, as a starter a main dish or as a side!
Our authentic cuisine includes mainly corn, beans, chiles, tomato, herbs, spices; we cook with sauces and broths, we eat egg, chicken, fish, meat, and white cheeses. Mexican cuisine could be for vegetarians or meat lovers!. I invite you to savor the tastes and aromas of authentic Mexican cuisine!
¡ Buen Provecho! Enjoy!
Nopalitos and cheese stew
Recipe courtesy of Daniela Flores
Description: Mexican nopales in a hot tomato sauce with panela cheese. Enjoy this delicious dish, rich in fiber and antioxidants as an appetizer or as a side.
- 4 nopales pads, diced, washed and cooked.
-1 Tbs olive oil
- ½ cup diced panela cheese (or substitute for another type of cheese)
-Salt to taste
For tomato sauce:
-3 Roma tomatoes
-3 whole cloves of garlic
- 1 chipotle chile (canned)
- Carefully remove spines from the nopales pads.
- Dice nopales and wash.
- Bring diced nopales to boil with a little water to cover; do not overcook! After cooking, drain and cover to eliminate its sticky texture.
- Boil tomatoes in water to cover, until soft. Remove and let them cool.
- In a blender combine tomatoes, garlic and chipotle chile. If too thick add some water from the boiled tomatoes.
- Pour tomato mixture through colander.
- In a saucepan heat the olive oil over medium heat. Reduce to low and add nopales. After 2 minutes, add the tomato mixture and season to taste.
When nopales and tomato mixture are well combined add panela cheese. Toss thoroughly.
Total time: 45 min
- Prep time: 35 min
- Cooking time: 10 min
- Serve it with tortilla chips, or heated corn tortilla.
Nopales and panela cheese can be found in Mexican town groceries.