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Arepas

calikingcaliking Posts: 5,864
edited June 2013 in EggHead Forum
Every year, folks from work go on a taco truck crawl around Houston. Its an annual event, in the heat of June. We pick several trucks to visit on a Sat afternoon, pack some beers and drive around for a few hours. The crawl ended at Mi Tienda, a Mexican grocery store owned/operated by HEB. SWMBO bought a bag of masa, and so had to do something with it.

Decided to make arepas. Not that I know how to, but I've eaten them before and liked them :).

First roasted up an ancho chile, a jalapeno from the garden, and a few cloves of garlic
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Let them cool and put the lil Tuff Guy on to warm up.
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Meanwhile, made the sauce. Blended up the ancho, jalapeno, garlic, scallions, avocado, cilantro with yogurt and lime juice. I wanted to make a green sauce, but the ancho made everything kind of brown. 
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Formed the arepas with a burger press
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Cooked the arepas on the lil Tuff Guy. Like the Baking Steel, it works best when heated to about 525-550°F.
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Heated up some turkey burger patties I made some time ago (forgot when).
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Plated up the burger patty on the arepa, topped with the ancho jalapeno cilantro avocado sauce, with fresh tomatoes from the garden.
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Everything tasted great. loved the sauce, just didn't like its color. Even though i loved the flavor of the ancho, I will probably leave it out next time so that the sauce will look brighter.

Thanks for looking!

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