Sopes and Tlacoyos Workshop
Sopes and Tlacoyos Workshop!
Join us for a unique ChocoSol Tasting Experience!
Chef Erika Araujo will introduce you to two popular Mexican favourites, sopes and tlacoyos
, along with recipes for the delicious fillings and salsas that make these dishes shine.
Sopes are a traditional Mexican dish originating in the central and southern parts of Mexico. Like an extra thick tortilla, this circle of fried corn masa has raised, pinched sides to help it hold a wide variety of toppings like black beans, crumbled cheese, lettuce, salsa verde and sour cream.
Tlacoyos are an oval-shaped pre-Hispanic Mexican dish also made from corn masa. Somewhat torpedo-shaped, they are fatter than tortillas and often stuffed with cooked ground beans, cheese or other ingredients before being griddled. These tlacoyos will be served with nopales cactus salad and salsa.
Participants will learn how to make the masa dough and form the sopes and tlacoyos, along with the recipes for the refried beans, green tomatillo-jalapeño salsa, salsa roja and nopales cactus salad. There will be plenty of toppings and garnishes for everyone to customize their own sopes and tlacoyos when the class sits down for a Mexican street food feast!
ChocoSol's tortilla project brings the beauty & deliciousness of preparing heirloom grain corn, or maize, based foods using traditional techniques like stone grinders and nixtamal, and ingredients grown here in Ontario.