Crema is the traditional garnish for many Mexican foods. In the United States, sour cream is often used as a substitute. Prepare Crema 24 hours in advance. It can either be spooned over or piped onto the top of soups and other dishes in various designs, such as cacti, zigzags, etc.
Red Chile Crema
Use as needed. It keeps for up to 10 days.
Use instead of sour cream to garnish dishes.
Avocado Crema: Put ingredients in a blender and pulse until combined.
Chipotle Crema: Puree ingredients in a blender.
Red Chile Crema: Place dried chiles on a baking sheet and roast at 325 degrees F for 5 minutes. Remove seeds, and boil in 1 cup of water until soft. Puree in a blender and season with a pinch of salt.