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Queso de Freir with Chimichurri Sauce

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup firmly packed cilantro leaves
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ cup chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 16-ounce package TROPICAL Queso de Freir
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Preparation:

In blender or food processor combine cilantro leaves, garlic, onion and vinegar. Gradually add olive oil and pulse until mixture is just blended. Add crushed red pepper.

Cut cheese into 1-inch cubes. In saucepan over medium-high heat, heat 2 inches oil until hot. Carefully fry cheese cubes, in batches, about 1 minute until golden brown on all sides. With slotted spoon, remove cheese to paper towels to drain.

To serve, top each cube with a small amount of Chimichurri sauce. Arrange on platter. Serve with remaining Chimichurri sauce.

Makes 6 appetizer servings.