Originally Posted by Bookbrat
Thank you...I found a can of Las Palmas green sauce hidden in the pantry and was wondering what to do with it (besides enchiladas). Have chicken thighs so this is perfect.
I grind popcorn for cornmeal...thinking if I ground some extra fine it would work fine for thickening (?).
Masa harina is a very finely ground corn flour made from corn that's dried, cooked in water with slaked lime (which gives it distinctive flavor), ground, and dried again. Mixed with water (or sometimes oil), it forms the dough called "masa" that is used to make
To get that distinctive flavor, try grinding stale or dry corn tortillas in a food processor until you get a fine powder. Cornmeal will give you the right texture, though the flavor won't be quite the same as masa. It really pays to get some masa harina to have on hand. It's distinctive flavor is also great in beef Chili, not to mention Chicken Tortilla Soup.