Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mexican sopes recipe

Hola everyone,
Sopes are traditional mexican dish, very versatile and very tasty .Once the corn base are prepared there are many ways to assemble them also the toppings can be varied from black bean to tuna to chicken to whatever you wish.The authentic recipe involves deep frying the corn base disc ,but here greenhouse cuisine brings you the low calorie pan fried version.
(makes approx 18 sopes )

  • MASECA flour ,or masa harina - 1 cup[This is flour(masa)made of ground maize soaked in lime,available in any grocery store].
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup water.
  • Oil -2 tsp
  • refried beans -1/2 cup
  • chicken Brest cooked 1 cup or for a veggie version substitute black bean and sweet corn of same amount .
  • Salsa or roughly chopped tomatoes,onions and cilantro -1/2 cup
  • taco mix -2 tsp
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  • fat free sour cream -1/2 cup
    Many have the idea that Mexican cooking involves a lot of  fat calories and is totally time consuming ,but it doesn't have to be the case if some of the ingredients be switched  for fat free, and good  quality canned products be used ,which saves a lot of time .
  • Mix 1 cup of the flour with 2/3 cup water and 1/3 tsp salt and make a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into 18 to 20 portions and shape into balls.
  • Prepare the bean sauce by heating the refried beans with 2 tsp of taco mix and a little water.keep aside
  • wet your fingers with water and flatten out each ball in the palm of your hand as seen in step 2
  • Heat a non stick griddle spray some oil and place the sope to cook on one side. 
  • Flip within a minute,there will be change in color indicating that the masa has started to cook.
  • take the sope out of the pan and very carefully start pinching the ends to give it a disc shape.(stp 3)
  • return the disc to the pan and fry for another minute 
  • repeat untill all of the masa has been made into discs .
  • Assemble the sopes with the bean sauce stp(4),thechicken or topping of your choice stp(5),the salsa stp(6) and the finally sour cream.
Enjoy when still warm.Optional :top it all up with some lettuce to add that extra crunch.Also try replacing the salsa with tomatillo sauce that will add a tangy flavor to your sopes.Hope you give it a try.

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