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Where do I find Mexican Q&Q Fideo?

casinogalb2 Mar 5, 2011 04:57 AM

Being from Texas originally I miss my Q&Q Fideo so I try to pick up a couple of boxes on each trip home. Is there anyone that knows of a grocery store in northern MA that carries the yellow & red box? I would even travel a distance if I knew it was available.

 
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    Dave B RE: casinogalb2 Mar 7, 2011 11:16 AM

    Never heard of it, but after some Google'ing it sounds interesting. Is it like one of the ingredients in Rice-A-Roni? I'd love to know how you use it in your favorite dishes if you could share the info with us.

    http://www.obmacaroni.com/products/5....

    If no one has any local leads for you, it looks like Amazon has it sometimes. You can be notified when it becomes available again. http://www.amazon.com/Fideo-Vermicell...

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      casinogalb2 RE: Dave B Mar 7, 2011 03:32 PM

      Thanks Dave for the reply. I use fideo in one dish that is a beef dish my late MIL taught me. i always serve with corn and flour tortillas. A case of 48 is only $15 from OB Macaroni but 48 is alot of fideo.
      1 box of fideo
      1 lb ground beef
      1/2 small can tomatoe sauce
      Salt, pepper, garlic powder & comino to taste
      Brown the meat & set aside
      Brown the fideo in touch of oil and add browned meat afterwards
      Cover with water after adding spices & sauce and cook 15-20 mins
      i am going to try some fideo that I found in Lawrence and will let you know how it compares.

    2. pinehurst RE: casinogalb2 Mar 7, 2011 04:05 PM

      Casinogalb2, there is an Italian product that looks like a ditto to this sold in J. Pace in Saugus, MA. I know it's not your original but it's damn close, if the Lawrence version doesn't do the trick.

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        casinogalb2 RE: pinehurst Mar 7, 2011 07:25 PM

        Thanks pinehurst...I will try that too.

      2. chefj RE: casinogalb2 Mar 8, 2011 04:01 PM

        Failing finding any prepared(toasted) Fideos, You can just buy Angel Hair nests or Capellini, break it in to small pieces, toss with a tiny bit of oil and toast on a sheet pan in the oven.

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