Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sabroso: Rajas con Crema

One of our favorite dishes is this simple mexican dish called rajas con crema. Breakfast, lunch and dinner...it is super versatile. Candice had the rare opportunity to be able to capture a few pictures of Nonna making this yummy meal. We miss cooking with her...

Very important to get a good char on the chiles using an open flame or on a comal. Directly after, put them in a bowl and cover it with plastic wrap for about 10 mins. to sweat. This process makes it easy to get the skins off. Then slice into "rajas" or strips, add onions (optional), cream (we like crema mexicana), salt & pepper and cheese. One of the best cheeses if you can find it is Oaxcan but anything that melts well will work. Be careful not to boil the mixture. You really just want to melt everything together. It can be served over rice as a main course, placed in a tortilla or as a fantastic side.

Stir with lots of love...

Isn't this cazuela beautiful? Perfect for serving this yummy dish!


  1. Your Nonna looks like she was a very special lady. : )
    This looks so delicious!

    I am beyond excited for your upcoming trip! I can't wait to see what you capture - I'm sure lots of beauty!

  2. Mmmmm............ missing BOTH Nonna and her divine rajas!!!