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  • Crema Mexicana, what is this and where

    do you find it in grocery store? hot or cold areas?

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    Re: Crema Mexicana, what is this and where

    Mexicano
    Ingredients:

    2 cups of heavy cream

    1/4 cup of buttermilk

    1/2 teaspoon of salt

    1/2 teaspoon of pepper

    Optional ingredients:

    1 Tablespoon of chopped chipotles in adobo

    1 Tablespoon of chopped cilantro

    1/2 a diced shallot

    Chopped chives

    Juice of a quarter lime

    1. Bring the cream up to room temperate. You can either leave in a warm place for an hour, or slightly heat in a small saucepan. Do not heat the cream to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

    2. Stir in the buttermilk. Cover and set in a warm place (between 80-90 degrees) over night. A gas oven with the warmth of the pilot light should be sufficient. The crema should look noticeably thinker. If you are using a mason jar for this step, make sure not to seal the lid to tightly.

    3. Refrigerate the mixture between 4 and 8 hours to finish the thickening process.

    4. Add salt, pepper, and any other optional ingredients to the crema either by mixing by hand or in a blender.

    See Also:
    The Versatility of Crema


    I would look in a Hispanic market. They probably have it ready made.

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    • #3
      Re: Crema Mexicana, what is this and where

      I find it at my regular grocery store , cold section where sliced cheeses are and other mexican cheeses and cream.

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      • #4
        Re: Crema Mexicana, what is this and where

        I have never seen or heard of this. Is it used as a sauce?

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          Re: Crema Mexicana, what is this and where

          Crema Mexicana
          Crema mexicana, the Mexican version of crème fraïche, is a cultured cream available in the refrigerated dairy section of Latin markets and some supermarkets. It's great drizzled over enchiladas
          I have never used it myself, but I see it in the store all the time.

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            Re: Crema Mexicana, what is this and where

            Ok...thanks!

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            • #7
              Re: Crema Mexicana, what is this and where

              I'm pretty sure you can substitute sour cream in it's place.

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              • #8
                Re: Crema Mexicana, what is this and where

                I have also seen it in my grocery store and have never used it. Now I think I will try it. It sounds yummy! I'm glad I read this post. Thanks!
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                • #9
                  Re: Crema Mexicana, what is this and where

                  Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                  Crema Mexicana
                  Crema mexicana, the Mexican version of crème fraïche, is a cultured cream available in the refrigerated dairy section of Latin markets and some supermarkets. It's great drizzled over enchiladas
                  I have never used it myself, but I see it in the store all the time.
                  It's also great in burritos and tacos !!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Crema Mexicana, what is this and where

                    It's good on taquitos too. Crema doesn't have the optional stuff from the above recipe. That is just a recipe to change crema up.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Crema Mexicana, what is this and where

                      Never heard of it. I'll have to look for it, sounds good.
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