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Culturs Celebrations: Destination Colombia — Mote de Queso

Culturs Celebrations: Destination Colombia -- Mote de Queso
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We visited Colombia to bring you the sights, sounds and flavor of the local culture. With Culturs Celebrations, we created a Dinner Party Kit for 10 to make it easy for you to join the party and invite your friends and family. Get festive with us!

MOTE DE QUESO

Culturs Celebrations! Destination: Colombia -- Mote de Queso
Mote de Queso

Servings: 4 to 6

Ingredients:
1 ñame (about 3 pounds) peeled and cut into chunks
2 tablespoons oil
4 scallions, chopped
1/2 cup white onion, diced
1 cup diced tomato
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 spoons of Suero (sour cream)
7 cups of water
1 cup crumbled costeño cheese 1 Diced eggplant
Fresh cilantro to garnish
Salt to taste
Juice of one lime

Preparation

  1. Place the ñame and water in a medium pot. Cook over medium heat for about 45 minutes or until the ñame is soft and tender.
  2. While the ñame is cooking, prepare the sofrito for the soup by heating the oil over medium heat in a skillet, add the onions, scallions, tomato and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are tender, about 7 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Turn the heat to low and add the sofrito and cheese to the cooked ñame. Let cook for about 10 more minutes. You can add more water if the soup is too thick. The consistency of the soup should be creamy with small tender chunks of ñame. Add salt to taste, mix well and finally add the suero and remove from the heat.
  4. Sauté the eggplant, add salt, and add it as garnish. Add lime juice and serve immediately.
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