Rhubarb cherry fajita?
July 1, 2006 10:59 AM   Subscribe

A couple of days ago, I was googling around for help when it came to cooking rhubarb and cherries together. I found a recipe that looked really good that called for baking them wrapped in tortillas with butter, sugar, and I don't remember what else. Now I can't find the recipe any more. Any suggestions on how this might work?

I've never cooked rhubarb or cherries before, got both at a farmer's market a few days ago. I don't want to make a pie, because I don't like store-bought crusts and I don't feel like making my own crust today.

I'll take other nominations for ways to combine these two ingredients, as long as it's not just a rhubarb cherry crumble.
posted by croutonsupafreak to Food & Drink (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Sounds like a crepe recipe, but easier, because it uses tortillas. :)

I have a friend that layers strawberries, blueberries, sugar, butter, and honey in between two flour tortillas, cuts them into triangle sections, and then bakes them. I do believe she blends ingredients for the filling before hand, or maybe is has some sort of yogurt dip. I am not really sure. This sort of recipe has become very popular lately--I see this type in a lot of woman's magazines.

If you have a recipe to cook down or combine the cherries and the rhubarb, I would do that, and then layer in between tortillas, and cut into triangles. Spray the pan with non-stick spray, and then place the triangles on the baking sheet. Brush with a little butter, and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake until golden. Or you could roll the tortillas with the filling inside, and bake like enchiladas.

I would try to google rhubarb crepe, or strawberry or rhubarb tortilla, and then adapt it to your ingredients.

How about rhubarb cherry cobbler? Is that too close to a crumble or crisp?

I hope you find your recipe.
posted by LoriFLA at 11:21 AM on July 1, 2006

Here's a recipe for cherry enchiladas. Does that look similar to the one you found? Instead of using the canned cherry pie filling (yuck!), you can just make a compote by boiling down the rhubarb and (pitted) cherries in a little water with a massive amount of sugar or, better yet, maple syrup. You probably know this already, but rhubarb is terribly sour and needs a lot of sweetening to make it palatable.
posted by hazyjane at 11:53 AM on July 1, 2006

Broiled Ham Steaks with Rhubarb Chutney (includes cherries).
posted by bingo at 11:55 AM on July 1, 2006

You might be able to find that page again in your browser history.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 1:07 PM on July 1, 2006

Response by poster: Thanks, folks.

I think I'll try a hybrid of LoriFLA and hazyjane's suggestions and post my results here later today.

I'm a vegetarian, so anything with ham is out. And I looked it up at work, where we have terminals w/out hard drives, so my browser history disappears every time I log off.

I've googled every arrangement of "rhubarb cherries/cherry tortilla recipe" I can think of -- with and without quotes around different combinations of words -- and it's not coming up. Dunno what's up with that.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 1:34 PM on July 1, 2006

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