Enchiladas De Calabacitas Con Salsa Crema De Chile (Zucchini Enc
Another for ZWT II. I haven't tried this yet, but I'm always intrigued by veggie enchiladas of any form. Adapted from Mexican Cooking Made Easy.
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CHILE CREAM SAUCE
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups chicken broth
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup diced green chilis
- 6 (8 inch) flour tortillas
- 2 1⁄2 cups shredded zucchini
- 2 cups monterey jack cheese, shredded (divided)
- 1⁄4 cup chopped onion (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup Mexican crema (optional) or 1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
- 3 sprigs fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
CHILE CREAM SAUCE:
- Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Still cooking, add milk, salt and chicken broth. Gradually add flour, stirring until blended. Increase heat to medium. Add chiles. Cook, stirring, until sauce has a creamy texture (about 10 minutes). Makes 3 cups. Set aside to use for topping enchiladas.
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Spread 1/2 cup of warm chile cream sauce in the bottom of a 2-quart baking dish and set aside rest of sauce, keeping it warm.
- In a bowl, mix shredded zucchini and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese. Set aside.
- Warm tortillas so they are pliable (do this according to package directions, or use whatever method you prefer). One by one, dip warmed tortillas in the pan of remaining sauce and remove immediately (if allowed to sit in the sauce, the tortilla will start to dissolve). Move each dipped tortilla to the baking dish and put 1/6 of the reserved filling mixture in the center of the tortilla. Roll each tortilla and arrange in the baking dish, seam side down. Repeat until all the tortillas and filling are used up. Cover enchiladas with remaining sauce and 1/2 cup cheese. Bake for approximately 20 minutes at 350ºF, or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly. Remove from oven and top with chopped onion, crema/sour cream and cilantro, if using.
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This was a "wow" for me too. I loved the cream sauce, although I did add a bit of finely minced fresh jalapeño to up the heat factor (personal preference). I used the onion, Mexican crema, and cilantro, as well. This is a great departure from typical enchiladas. Thanks for sharing. Made for Culinary Quest 2015 by a Toasted Tourist.
Wow, I loved this!!! It is a mild dish, I think I would probably add more chillies, but it certainly was delicious, I would definitely make this again. I'm not accustomed to making enchiladas so maybe I didnt really know what to expect, but, I certainly did enjoy it! thank you, made for QUEST TexMex
I don't think this recipe was for us. It's GREAT if you have extra zucchini around which we definitely did thanks to the one I planted. We found the sauce pretty bland even after I put a finely diced fresh Jalapeno (about 1 tbsp), 1/4 tsp white pepper, and a shallot (about 1 1/2 tbsp) in with the green chilis. I agree with everything LonghornMama said. The zucchini is very mild and these almost taste like cheese enchiladas. DB said he would rather have cheese enchiladas because the zucchini made them "to wet". I kind of liked the mild zucchini taste myself. I added diced green onions, cilantro, sour cream, and cherry tomatoes cut in 1/2 to the top. We thought that the recipe made at least 3 if not 6 servings it was very filling. Sadly.. I don't think I'll be making these again.