Two Mexican inspired dinners using Knorr and Quark
I love Mexican food and making my own which tastes authentic with a good spicy tastes what I’m always thriving to get. I’ve tried two different recipes this week. One using Knorr Mexican flavour pot and Quark cream mixed with spices.
Both were delicious to eat but one certainly won in the family tasting game.
First up the Knorr Mexican Flavour pot. I mixed 1 flavour pot with a few glugs of oil to make a paste and coated the chicken in it. I left it for 30 minutes and that was enough to give a really good taste. As it wasn’t too much of a wet sauce the flavour dried on to the chicken as it cooked and I didn’t need to add any more oil to the pan as it was in the mix.
I cooked it with a loosely chopped red onion and yellow pepper. The Knorr flavour pot worked incredibly well and gave the chicken a lovely flavour. It was very easy to make and I would certainly make this again.
Served on a wholemeal tortilla with fresh salad and chopped chilli (I love spicy chillies). It was a lovely meal and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. We all wished I’d cooked a bit more chicken so we could have had one more.
I also tried a Quark take on Mexican chicken and it had a nice but different result to the Knorr flavour pot.
Here is the recipe from The Lake District Dairy Co and the Fabulous Baker Boys www.lakedistrictquark.co.uk/hot-and-spicy-quark-chicken . Check out all the other recipes that you can use this fabulous low fat cream cheese with. Warning you will be hungry!
If you haven’t heard of Quark it is the new wonder ingredient for baking and cooking. It’s a soft cheese high in protein, naturally fat free and low in salt and sugar. Yummy soft cheese but not as much of the bad things. I think that means we can eat more of it. wink wink.
Sadly although the flavours were really nice the heat of the pan caused the quark to curdle. Apart from the weird new texture it did work but it was a far less spicy and flavour filled Mexican for my liking. Having said that though my family who don’t like spicy food said it was delicious. I’m going to give it another go and hopefully it will work a bit better. Taste wise fine just a little weird looking but wrapped up in the wrap and filled with salad too it’s hardly noticable. If you try the recipe and like things a bit spicier add some fresh chopped chilli to the marinade or some dried chilli flakes.
Quark I’ve found has worked really well every other time I’ve used and I’m sure it was just a fluke. Next time I’m using the Quark to make cheesecakes. Apparently it works very very well for sweeter things. Look out for it being used for some Christmas recipes coming up soon.
Next up is to remember to make some rice to add to the tortillas next time. I love spicy rice!