Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Fabulous Gaia at Live it Up Vegan asked us all to contribute a dish made by our lovely partners, so I bring you, Gorditas by Daiku!
Gorditas are like thick tortillas made with masa harina. (Click here for a Wikipedia article on them) They are usually filled with a thick stewy filling.
For the gorditas, Daiku mixed white masa with water, as if he were making tortillas, but formed thick rounds free-hand instead of with a tortilla press. He then grilled the dough on the lightly oiled stove-top griddle.
For the filling, he mixed together: black beans, tvp, chipotles in adobo sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, raisins, corn, and plenty of cumin, chili powder, coriander, and other spices.
Rounding out the meal: some saffron brown rice, some chopped cilantro, and lime slices. This was a surprise weeknight dinner, and I loved it all, especially the gorditas, crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They were the perfect foil for the spicy beans.
Salud, mi amigos! HAPPY MAY DAY (INTERNATIONAL WORKERS' DAY)!