Well this has been the soup week but since I got a request for an appetizer, I've decided that next week is going to be APPETIZER WEEK so here is our very first appetizer.. queso fundido.. if you haven't try this is just melted cheese with different things.. from chorizo to saute mushrooms (my absolute favorite)
Let's get started with the chorizo one since it was Jerry asked for this recipe... it's more simple than it seems... I promise
1/2 lb Mexican chorizo
1 1/2 cups of Chihuahua cheese
- In a skillet pour the chorizo (remove the plastic wrapping that usually has and should look like ground beef) and cook for about 10 minutes making sure you don't have any bigger lumps. You will know it's fully cooked when it starts looking slightly darker (careful don't burn it!). Drain the fat (my personal preference) pad with a paper towel to even remove more oil and set aside.
- Cut in small cubes or shred as you prefer the Chihuahua cheese. If you don't have access to Chihuahua cheese you may use a sharp white cheddar, Havarti or Oaxaca (mozzarella can be good to but it lacks that pungent cheesy flavor). If you want to spice it up, put about 1 or 2 tbsp red pepper flakes
- In an oven proof plate, empty the cooked chorizo then cover with the cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes or until you start to see a very slight browning on top
- Serve immediately with some lime wedges (squeeze some lime and it will really bring some nice flavors), maybe some chiles toreados and warm soft corn tortillas.
These days you can find either turkey, beef or pork Mexican sausage.. the flavors may vary but overall you should be OK (pork is the traditional meat used for Mexican chorizo)