My recipe for Chorizo Sopes with Cilantro Lime Shrimp is now live on the Cacique Blog!
Recently I received an incredible opportunity to work with the Cacique brand to develop a recipe for their blog. If you aren’t familiar with Cacique, they make Hispanic Cheeses, Chorizos, and Creams. The theme of the recipe was “Backyard Fare” and seeing that tacos and chorizo burgers were already taken, I had to think of something a little bit different. It didn’t take me long to settle on a traditional Latin dish called sopes.
Learning to make sopes from scratch
I had to take a crash course in making sopes from scratch so I used my “phone a friend” lifeline and reached out to my friends Yadira and Shannon for a little insight. They both gave me exceptional advice and I owe so much to them for helping me! I could have taken the easy path and bought the sope shells from the store but I figured this would be a good chance to learn something new.
Sopes are quite easy to make and are a two part process. They start from a dough that is made with mesa and water (sometimes a little salt is added) and are flattened using a tortilla press. Since I didn’t have a press, I opted for a glass pie plate and a zip top bag that I cut open. (The bag helps keep the dough balls from sticking.) The sopes are then cooked in a dry pan over medium heat long enough to form a crust. After that, they are shaped with your fingertips while still hot to create a well. They are finished by browning both sides in a little oil.
From what I gathered, the toppings can pretty much be anything you want them to be. I used Cacique Chorizo and queso fresco and topped them with cilantro lime shrimp for a next-level experience. Be sure to check out the complete recipe for Chorizo Sopes with Cilantro Lime Shrimp on the Cacique blog!
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