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Tortillas!  That was the next thing Pete wanted to make with the Sorj.

So we took a trip to Fiji Market in the inner-Sydney suburb of Newtown.  I hadn’t been there for years, and it was interesting to see how things had changed.  In addition to their mostly Asian and Islander ranges, they now also stock a wide variety of Mexican ingredients…

…including an assortment of dried chillies, all very reasonably priced…

We came home with masa harina flour (cornmeal), tomatillos, black beans, jalapeño hot sauce and four packets of chillies…

We also returned with a tortilla/chapatti press from Chefs’ Warehouse. It works brilliantly…

Corn tortillas were a doddle to make using the press and chapatti pan. (Note to SK’s husband: Andy, she needs these!)

Following the recipe on the packet, I kneaded together 2 cups of masa flour, a pinch of salt and 1¼ cups of water.  The dough was then divided into 16 balls and flattened between two sheets of plastic inside the tortilla press. These needed less than a minute on each side in the hot pan to cook to perfection.

We filled them with a little cos lettuce from the garden, slow roasted belly pork, a reduction of the tomato passata and red wine that the meat had been cooked in, and a green salsa made from tomatillos, jalapeños and fresh coriander (salsa recipe is here).

It was incredibly tasty, made completely from scratch, and not a skerrick of cheese or sour cream in sight!

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Fiji Market
591 King Street 
Newtown NSW 2042
(02)  9517 2054

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