Seattle: Team Jegs Chef recipe

Seattle, WA - Recipe of the Race Team JEGS chef Nicky Morse -- brings his unique recipes to NHRA fans each race with a new installment of "Quarter-mile Cuisine." Morse takes readers step-by-step through many of his award-winning recipes, the ...

Seattle, WA - Recipe of the Race

Team JEGS chef Nicky Morse -- brings his unique recipes to NHRA fans each race with a new installment of "Quarter-mile Cuisine." Morse takes readers step-by-step through many of his award-winning recipes, the same ones he's prepared for countless racers, movie stars, musicians, athletes, fellow celebrity chefs, and government dignitaries over his career. From the knee of his Italian grandmother, to exhaustive training at Ohio's top French restaurant, to stints as a culinary instructor at Ohio State University, Morse's knowledge of cooking is as varied as the recipes he offers.

I was very fortunate to get away for the week before the Denver race. Mitzi (my girlfriend) and I went to Cabo San Lucas. Wow- what a place! We stayed at a really nice resort. We would walk to town everyday and try different foods. And believe me, we tried it all- homemade tamales off the street, pineapple and chili popsicles, tacos, etc. But I learned quickly, if you are looking for a diet Coke, you have to ask for a Coke light.

We happened to find a really cool restaurant at the marina called Los Deseos. There we found José - The Master of table-side cooking as you can see by the pictures. You can't really leave Mexico without a little tequila, and I really didn't want to drink shots. So, we found a really interesting item on the menu that I would like to share with all of you.

Tequila Queso
(Makes 2 servings)

Ingredients:
2 Ounces Manchego Cheese (Grated)
2 Ounces Chihuahua Cheese (Grated)
1 Ounce Parmesan Cheese (Grated)
2 Ounces Tequila
6 Each Tortillas (4-5 inch)

Procedure:
- Place the cheese in a very hot stone bowl (about 300 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Add 2 ounces of flaming tequila (Be Careful- It's fire!)
- Stir and pull the cheese with 2 forks (one fork full over the other like making taffy) until the mixture is smooth and one consistency.
- Spread the cheese on each tortilla
- Add some condiments if you like- Salsa, etc.

Note- If you do not have a stone bowls. You can use double boiler on the stove. Again, be careful flaming the tequila. Maybe flame the tequila in a skillet instead of using 2 goosenecks as shown in the photos.

-Enjoy!

-credit: team jegs

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