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Exotic Tamales - Part 2 Of 7 - Tamales

Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 lb 227g / 8ozCarnitas - see recipe
1 cup 237mlMasa harina
3/4 cup 177mlPlus 1-1/2 tablespoons chicken stock
1 1/2   Butter - softened (3/4 cup)
1 teaspoon 5mlBaking powder
3/4 teaspoon 3.8mlSalt
1 teaspoon 5mlRoasted fennel seed
2 teaspoons 10mlCayenne pepper
2 teaspoons 10mlPaprika
8   Dried corn husks - soaked in hot water until pliable
2 cups 474mlManchamantel sauce see recipe

Recipe Instructions

Shred cooked CARNITAS by hand. Mix together MASA HARINA and stock with a spoon or whisk.

In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, baking powder, salt, fennel, cayenne and paprika until light and fluffy. Incorporate MASA in 2-ounce increments (4 tablespoons), whisking until light and fluffy, about 15 minutes total. Divide MASA and CARNITAS filling evenly between corn husks, roll and tie tamales, and steam for about 30 minutes. Let cool slightly and serve over Manchamantel sauce.

Cuisines of Mexico, p. 315


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