Memelas with Queso Fresco and Charred Tomato Sauce

Memelas with Queso Fresco and Charred Tomato Sauce
Photo by John Kernick

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 10 ounces queso fresco (Mexican fresh cheese) or feta, crumbled
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 cups masa harina ("masa mix") such as Maseca or Quaker
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 fresh serrano chiles or 1 jalapeño chile
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • 1 pound tomatoes (4 medium)
    • 1 tortilla press or a rolling pin
    • fresh cilantro
    • 2 tablespoons white onion

Preheat broiler. Broil tomatoes and chiles in a foil-lined small shallow baking pan 2 to 3 inches from heat, turning frequently, until lightly charred on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes for chiles, 12 to 15 minutes for tomatoes (flesh should be soft). Alternatively, char vegetables in a hot well-season...

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