Ricotta cheese is similar to cottage cheese except that it contains more calcium. Ricotta cheese is a soft and unsalted cheese made from the whey of cow or goat’s milk. Whey is the remaining liquid after milk has been separated and strained.
Ricotta cheese is a favorite ingredient for such pasta recipes as Lasagna and Ravioli. Ricotta Cheese is easily available in most supermarkets. Homemade Ricotta cheese is also easy to prepare. Other than being used for pasta recipes, Ricotta cheese can also be used as a cracker spread, pizza topping or pancake base. This cheese can also be eaten with honey and fruits.
Smoked salmon is enjoyed by a lot of people. Homemade smoked salmon is relatively easy to make but takes some time to be done. Thus you will tend to make more than you can consume in one meal.
On the other hand, you may have stumbled on smoked salmon on the supermarket which was on sale and of course you would want to take advantage of the treat. Again, you would buy more than what is enough for one meal.
Have you ever cooked Tamales more than you can eat in one sitting? Have you ever been in a dilemma on how you can reheat tamales?
Making your own tamales is easy although it takes some time. It takes almost an hour to prepare the ingredients: Carnitas (filling); Masa (Tamale Dough); Hoja de maiz (Corn Husk wrappers), broth, salt, baking powder, condiments and cooking oil.
It takes about 3 hours to cook tamales including the cooking of the filling, preparation time of the Tamale dough and putting the tamales together. Steaming takes about 1 hour. This is the very reason why tamales are often made in huge batches and just reheated.