- red Apr 30, 2006 02:55 PM
So I picked up a big block of Cotija cheese at the store today and I've no idea what to do with it. Aside from using it over salad like feta, what else can I do? I know I've seen recipes but none come to mind. Suggestions?
Use it like a wetter version of parmesan.
I've added it to meatballs, sprinkled it on pasta and added it to eggs. Anything that would benefit from a little added saltiness or tanginess is a good candidate for cotija.
You can also use it as a filling for Enchiladas mixed in with some veggies (Zucchinni comes to mind)...
I think there are two versions, a fresh wet one and a dryer version that is used for grating.
When I think of Cotija, I think of corn. Two ways:
saute fresh shucked corn, grilled, peeled and chopped anaheim peppers, sliced tomato, sliced onions, garlic. Crumble cotija cheese over it and serve as a side dish to grilled meat(s).
Grilled corn, spread with your choice of butter/lemon/mayo/crema and rolled in grated cotija cheese--sprinkled chile powder optional.