• Seared Sour Diesel Spinach Masa Cakes



    Everybody has one of those days where they need a big breakfast for a big day. Maybe you plan on going for an 8hr hike or you have to be running all over the city you live in. Days like these you need quite a bit of energy and a big well balanced breakfast will be what gets you through it. Cooking up these delectable masa cakes as part of a dish will be your one way ticket to energy. And because they are lightly medicated with 1/2 gram each, you won't have to worry about consuming 1 whole serving. Another bonus to this recipe is that Sour Diesel is an Sativa strain which will keep you full of energy. The Sour Diesel also adds a great flavor profile to the masa cakes which is a totally unique experience in itself. Cook these guys up to serve with eggs, chorizo, a side of fresh fruit and your favorite cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy your day and the energy that good food gives you :)

    Mise en Place:

    3 cups masa harina
    2 teaspoons salt
    1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 cup shortening with 6 grams sour diesel activated in it
    1 cup shredded adobera cheese
    2/3 cup chicken stock
    3 tablespoons oilve oil
    2 cups spinach
    1/2 cup minced vidalia onion
    1/2 cup minced garlic

    Directions:

    In a extra large cast iron skillet sweat the spinach, onion, garlic and olive oil until translucent on low. Take it off the heat after 8 minutes of cooking and let the vegetables cool. When completely cool, mix in cheese and set aside in a separate bowl. Do not wash the skillet, you will be able to use it for the next step and it will be already seasoned for you. This adds a great finishing flavor to the masa cakes.

    In a another bowl combine the masa harina, salt, red pepper flakes, and baking powder. Slowly add the chicken stock to the dry mixture and knead with your hands. Then cut in the shorting to this mixture and continue to knead the dough. When the mixture begins to come together add in the vegetable mixture and continue to knead until incorporated. Use a scale to portion out 12 servings then mold each serving with your hands into a little cake.

    Put the skillet back on the stove and set at medium high. Add a little olive oil if you feel the skillet is too dry. Sear each side of the cakes for approximately 3 minutes. When they are golden pull from the heat and place the skillet in the oven at 250 degrees for 15 minutes. Pull from the oven and serve :)

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