Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Cumin & Green Tabasco Vinegar Toasted Cuzco Maiz Gigante

     Cumin & Green Tabasco Vinegar Toasted Cuzco Maiz Gigante
     I recently republished several Thanksgiving side dish recipes and a few recipes that make use of leftover roast turkey.  Thanksgiving dinner is not the only thing happening on during this holiday.  As sports fans know, there always is a football game scheduled too!
     Chalk today's recipe up for the football fans that seek fun snack recipes that are easy to make.  If you can make popcorn the old fashioned way on a stove top, then toasting Giant Cuzco Maize Kernels will be easy.    
     Toasted Ancient Cuzco Giant Maize is a healthy snack that seems to draw quite a bit of interest.  The reader's response to Giant Cuzco Maize recipes that were published in the past was good.  Modern consumers seem to prefer healthy snack food.

     The Giant Cuzco Maize hybrid was developed long before the Incan empire came to be.  Traditionally this type of maize is either stewed with vegetables and meat or it is pan fried like popcorn.
     Because Cuzco Maize Kernels are so huge, they sound like dynamite when they pop!  Giant Maize Kernels can literally fly 20 feet through the air if a loose fitting lid is not placed on the pot.
     Giant Cuzco Maize does not really puff up like regular popcorn.  The starchy interior of each kernel does become light in texture, even though it is not fluffy.  The texture of the popped kernels is not hard or tough, like the commercial product called Corn Nuts.  Toasted Giant Cuzco Maize is soft and palatable.  It actually has a flavor that exotic snack enthusiasts describe as being addictive.
     Cuzco Giant Maize can be jazzed up with added flavors.  Snack food is a tradition in Peru and street vendors usually offer bags of fresh popped Giant Cuzco Maize that is flavored with items like garlic, chile and lime.
    Today's recipe features a flavor that is a favorite in southern states.  Bottles of Green Tabasco Vinegar are almost always placed on restaurant dining tables from North Carolina to Georgia.  Tabasco Vinegar is great with BBQ, fries and fried catfish.  It also tastes good on popcorn.  Cumin adds a nice complimentary flavor.  Cumin & Green Tabasco Vinegar Toasted Cuzco Maiz Gigante is a nice light healthy snack to munch on while watching a ballgame!

     Cumin & Green Tabasco Vinegar Toasted Cuzco Maiz Gigante:
     This recipe yields 1 large portion.
     This Cuzco Giant Maize toasting recipe is basically the same as what is printed on the Maiz Cuzco Gigante bag. 
     Giant Cuzco Maize For Toasting is available at international food markets and at the Amazon internet shopping website. 
     Trappy's Green Tabasco Pepper Vinegar is available at most grocery stores.  
     Step 1:  Heat a pot over medium heat.
     Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
     Add 1 cup of Maiz Cuzco Gigante.
     Step 2:  Place a loose fitting lid on the pot.
     Shake the pot till the kernels pop and they are toasted golden brown.
     Step 3:  Remove the pot from the heat.
     Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of Green Tabasco Pepper Vinegar on the kernels while tossing.
     Add a few pinches of sea salt while tossing.
     Add 2 pinches of cumin while tossing.
     Place the Cumin & Green Tabasco Vinegar Toasted Cuzco Maiz Gigante in a snack bowl and serve.

     This is some awesome munch food!

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