Crema Mexican Table Cream sounds like it shows up on every Mexican dinner table every day. This is probably because it has a texture which is extremely smooth, and its flavor is on the sour side with a bit of saltiness. Its consistency is between sour cream and French crème fraiche. There’s also a slight buttery sweetness in this sauce-like cream. Some say, “It’s close to something like a liquid velvet, with a tang … adds a silky touch.”
It also has a tendency to tame the hotness and the spiciness of the dishes. In other words, it’s a friend to those who need to tame hot foods.
Crema’s enhances savory as well as sweet foods.
Some serving suggestions:
- Hot slaw
- Mashed beans
- Roasted vegetables
You can buy crema in Mexican markets and some supermarkets. There are many companies which sell crema. We happened to use the Cacique brand for our research.
Crema comes with a limited shelf-life, similar to fresh milk.
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