Blue Corn Pellizcadas with Salsa and Queso Fresco

blue corn pellizcadas, masa boats filled with salsa and queso fresco

Blue Corn Pellizcadas with Salsa and Queso Fresco

Blue corn pellizcadas (Masa Boats Filled with Salsa and Queso Fresco)Christina Holmes

At Yo’on Ixim, the women make these simple but substantial disks using masa pressed slightly thicker than tortillas, griddled, and pinched around the edges to make a place for the salsa and cheese to settle. You can top them with anything else you like—beans, fried pork skins, or a vegetable. If you can’t find fresh chipilín (a pungent leafy green), then cilantro, watercress, or even radish leaves make a similar if untraditional substitute.

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