Thursday, September 30, 2010
Waste Not Want Not
Two leisurely hours later after several glasses of wine, it was time to plate for dinner.
I tossed thinly sliced lettuce with diced tomatoes and avocados in fresh squeezed lime as a crisp side for a palate cleanser. After spooning the re-fried chorizo beans onto our plates, I perched the hot tamales atop the beans, slit open the tamales, and squished them like enormous fluffy baked potatoes.
Steam exploded from the tightly rolled tamales.. Heavenly aromatic steam. While they were still blazing hot, I drizzled enchilada sauce into the cavities, dolloped Mexicana crema over the tops, and showered them with crumbly cojita cheese. I let fresh cut cilantro fall where it may from my finger tips.