So I did something weird. I roasted a turkey. On a random day. In April. Weird, right? I could tell that the husband and pups were quite confused by the strong smell o’ roasted turkey in the house. Well… the organic turkey breasts were on […]
Month: April 2010
I was approached by Specialty Cheese Company and asked if I would like to taste test El Venadito (hispanic cheeses.) Ummm… Free cheese? Yes please! If you haven’t realized before, I love cheese. At any given time, we have no less than 3 types of cheese in our refrigerator. It is a nightly snack in my house and now I’ve added a fourth must have cheese. Specialty Cheese Company sent three types of El Venadito cheeses, two different Queso Blanco’s (one low sodium) and a Queso Para Frier. All three were tasty, but I really loved the flavor of the low sodium Queso Blanco. It had a great flavor and texture and fried up lovely. Plus it didn’t taste low sodium! Texture wise, my favorite was the Para Frier… it almost had a haloumi texture… kinda squeaky when you chewed it. According to Specialty Cheese Company, you can find El Venadito cheeses at Publix, Sedano’s and Winn Dixie in Miami. I was very happy to see that the Publix where I shop in Ft Lauderdale carried it!
If you think that I’ve battered and deep fried cheese, you’re wrong. This delicious and firm cheese is pan fried on a DRY pan. No oil or fat added. It is delicious. It browns gorgeously and gets just a little soft… It has a great bite and get’s very chewy. I served it several different ways… with a salad, with freshly baked bread and olive oil and standing in front of the stove while cooking more… lol! Either way is fabulous! (more…)