28.7.08

Hot Tamale!

I finally have internet working at home again, so I can finally post about my enchiladas. They were phenomenal. I think New Mexican style are my new favorite. I made my own sauce which was much simpler than I thought it would be, but made far less than I thought it would. Nevertheless, they were divine.











First, the sauce...








You boil chiles. Pretty simple.









Then I roasted the chile seeds with whole cloves of garlic.












Combined them in the blender.












Go blender...go!








Strain it.







Voila! Enchilada sauce. At this point I refrigerated it to use the following day. When I reheated it I added cumin, oregano & some salt.






Then I just boiled some chicken & combined it with some of the sauce (chicken cooking isn't very photogenic). I dipped a corn tortilla in the enchilada sauce & placed it in the pan. Layered the saucy chicken with Monterey Jack cheese. Repeated 2 more times for a total of 3 layers.







After it baked in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, it was ready to eat. And oh so delicious!

3 comments:

Mom/Pam said...

I like the layered "look". It really saves time but tastes just as good. Great job, juju!

Emily said...

They look yummy. :) I tagged you on my blog.

Stephanie :) said...

Oooh! They look good. I like the way you layered them. They look fancy!