Sunday, September 29, 2013


Spread this on anything for a zippy, tangy, creamy boost.
Why This Recipe Works: The first few attempts were missing something. After a bit more research, we found several versions of this dish that benefit from a small shot of pickle juicebecause of its vinegary, sour flavor. This recipe needs a lot of stirring before the mixture starts to resemble pimento cheese, but don't give up if it's looking dry; after some vigorous stirring, the cheese and liquid ingredients start to combine and smooth out. But don't overmix and make it too smooth--those small, cheesy lumps are what gives pimento cheese its characteristic texture.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups
¾ cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
½ cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
2½ tablespoons pimento chiles
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon pickle juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. 
Using fork, stir vigorously until thoroughly combined. 
Season with salt and pepper.