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Sunday, July 10, 2011

mangia mondays 18: queso fundido with roasted poblano vinaigrette

howdy, ya'll
& welcome to

a blog hop i co-host each week with the suuuuuper amazing
lisa from shine your light!

this week,
i'm sharing a recipe from

queso fundido with roasted poblano vinaigrette

1 TBS unsalted butter
1 TBS all-purpose flour
1 C whole milk
3 C grated monterey jack cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
**i added a dash of cayenne, too**
8 oz. fresh goast cheese, cut into 8 slices
**i added a healthy sprinkling of chipotle chili powder**
roasted poblano vinaigrette {recipe follows}
2 TBS chopped fresh cilantro
chips, for serving

1. preheat the broiler.

2. melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. whisk in the flour & cook for 1 minute. whisk in the milk & cook until slightly thickened. remove from the heat & stir in the grated monterey jack cheese; season with salt, pepper & cayenne.

3. scrape the mixture into an 8" cast-iron pan & place the slices of goat cheese over the top. put the pan under the broiler & broil until the goat cheese is golden brown on top. remove from the oven, drizzle with the poblano vinaigrette {or spoon it over the top} & sprinkle with chipotle chili powder & cilantro. serve with chips for dipping.

roasted poblano vinaigrette
2 poblano chiles, roasted, peeled, seeded & chopped
1 TBS red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tsp honey
1/4 C canola oil {i used vegetable}
salt & pepper, to taste

1. combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor & puree until smooth.
{um, how easy is that?}

if nothing else,
you MUST make the vinaigrette!
it's so delicious & totally makes this queso something spectacular.

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  1. HI Kirstin,
    I shared my No Tomato Sauce with a video and two articles I hope you enjoy!

  2. Kristin,
    I love Bobby Flay. The queso and vinaigrette look amazing! Thanks for hosting,

  3. Newbie here, thanks for hosting! Your queso looks delightful!

  4. Wow, that looks good! So many of my favorite ingredients.

  5. You're right, that vinaigrette sounds amazing. SO does the entire dish for that matter. Thanks for hosting. It looks like everyone came out with their best this week!

  6. thanks for hosting beautiful Kristin! Have a great week :)

  7. Hello..its nice to be back here.I miss your party,Ive been out for a month due to a short vacation.I brought my Filipino Callos.Have a great week to all

  8. Oh my gosh that sounds amazing!

  9. That looks amazing! And not even super complicated. I want some of that RIGHT NOW! Great recipe ;)