This is a great way to use leftover corned beef, and it’s quick to make.
6 Corn tortillas Shredded corned beef Carolina Slaw 1 cup Crumbled white cheese (feta, cotija, or any cheese of your choice.) Chopped green onion Red pepper flakes or hot sauce (optional) Continue reading →
Cotija (Koh-TEE,-Hah) cheese answers the Italian urge to sprinkle almost all savory dishes with grated Parmesan. Mexicans use Cotija to sprinkle a strong, cheesy-salty flavor as a garnish to compliment usually hot, savory dishes. While Parmesan requires grating, Cotija is softer and is a more easily crumbled to be an accent topping.
Salty, cream-colored, Feta-like, Cotija is made from milk, skim milk, enzymes and salt. It is sold in rounds or wedges from rounds, Cotija does not melt readily. While artisan amounts of Cotija are deemed very special, mass produced Cotija comes pretty close to special in taste and texture.
Many cheeses are named after their city of origination. Cotija’s town is in the Mexican State of Michoacan, a little north of the state of Jalisco. The cheese was made official in the year 1896. The small town, known for its agriculture and ranching, is also famed for being the birthplace of many religious leaders. Continue reading →
By Jeff Smedstad A review by Marty Martindale A great deal of credit goes to Janise Witt’s many photographs which so richly enhance this cookbook. Not only are the pictures of food rich in detail, the general ambience of the … Continue reading →