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Pretty Thai® Queso

Pretty Thai® Queso

Ingredients:

21.5 oz. 2% milk ½ lb smoked Gouda cheese, casing removed and shredded* 1/2 yellow onion, medium diced 4 oz cherry tomatoes, sliced thin or in quarters ½ bunch green onion, finely cut Handful of Thai basil (regular is fine if you can’t find Thai), chopped 2 tbsp cornstarch or 3 tbsp of rice flour 1 tbsp of Pretty Thai® Seasoning Salt 1/8 tsp Pretty Thai® Thai Chili Powder 1 tbsp oil

Directions:

1). In a 2 qt. sauce pot, add oil on med/high heat, brown onions, reduce heat to low and caramelize until soft. 2). In same sauce pot, add 16 oz. of milk and bring to a small simmer on med/high heat. Once outside of milk beings to simmer, add in cheese and whisk until the cheese is almost all dissolved. 3). In a separate bowl, make a cornstarch or rice flour slurry by whisking cornstarch/rice flour with remaining 5.5 oz. of milk, fully incorporating and avoiding clumping. Add the slurry to the milk/cheese and bring to a high simmer, stirring constantly until all cheese is melted. Reduce heat to low.

*note: if using rice flour the milk mixture will not have to be brought to a boil in order to thicken the sauce. 4). Add tomatoes, green onion, basil, and Pretty Thai® Seasoning Salt, stir and taste. Adjust seasoning as needed by adding more seasoning salt. Additional tomatoes, green onion and basil can be added as desired. Add Pretty Thai® Thai Chili Powder if desired and Enjoy!

* This can be done in your food processor with the shredding attachment.