Amalia’s Queso Asado y Peras Crujientes
amalia llc roasted pears, grilled cheese, strawberry coulis

roasted pears, grilled cheese, strawberry coulisAmalia’s grilled cheese and pear chips

Serves 2

8 oz. queso panela (or any other grilling cheese), cut into strips
Flame with rum or tequila (optional)

Coulis (sauce)
½ cup raspberries
½ lime juiced
2 tsp. water (optional)
2 tsp. sugar

Garnish: baked pear chips* and mint

Prepare the Coulis. Combine raspberries, lime juice and sugar in a blender. Use a little water (2 tsp.) if puree is too thick. Strain.

Heat a non-stick griddle or skillet for two minutes. Grill the cheese strips for 1 ½ minutes per side to soften the cheese.

Assemble the dish. Pour some of the Coulis on a small plate and arrange attractively the cheese strips on top. Garnish.

*Slice pears with a mandolin, lightly oil with Canola oil, sprinkle some Kosher salt and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes or until crispy.