Forrest Gump’s momma used to say: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get” and that’s awfully true. Think about it, did you ever dream you would be doing the things you do? Did you ever imagine this life? your life? In my case, the answer is no, a big fat NO. For instance, I would not in a million years have pictured myself living outside of my home country, but I do. I’ve always had such passion for my culture, my country and my family, oh, and of course, for the food I grew up eating. I still can’t believe I live far away from the things I knew. Thankfully, I am doing just fine and feel blessed for all the people and things around me that help me stay connected with my roots. One of those things is Goya, the premier source for authentic Latino cuisine and the largest, Hispanic-owned food company in the United States. Oh how thankful am I for Goya for making all sorts of quality products from Latin America, and making my life in the U.S. feel much closer to home. Yes, this is an open shout out to Goya as not only have I always been a loyal fan of their products but now I am even more thankful for them as they partnered with the LATISM organization to sponsor me during that awesome conference and the Top Bloguera retreat I told you about.
Today’s recipe uses Curry, one of the many spices I buy from Goya and Mango Jelly which is another tasty Goya product. I not only buy Goya seasonings and condiments, there are a myriad of products they sell that make my life much easier like fruit pulps, beans and other canned products, rice, frozen yuca, a bunch of specialty items, and the list goes on and on and on. For all of the above, gracias Goya!
To make this dish extra special I added fresh mango chunks with the Goya Mango jelly in order to elevate the texture and flavor of this recipe.
To make the cheese log, just mix well, cream cheese, a little bit of mayo and curry powder. Fold with plastic wrap to give it the log shape.
Once the log is formed, place it in the fridge for at least one hour. Before serving it, pour the mango jelly mixture all over the log and top it with almond slices. That is it! easy and unexpectedly delicious. You can serve it with crackers.
- 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons curry powder
- 2 cups mango jelly
- 1 medium fresh mango, cubed
- 1 cup almond slices
- Combine well cream cheese, mayo, curry powder and salt to taste.
- Place mixture in plastic wrap, roll the plastic around it, pressing and molding in order to give the log shape.
- Refrigerate until chilled.
- In a separate container mix mango jelly with the fresh mango cubes.
- Once cheese log has been refrigerate and is ready to keep its shape, cover it with the mango jelly and then sprinkle the almonds around the log.
- Serve with crackers.