Savor the Flavor: Tamales
Tamales, a beloved traditional Mexican dish, are more than just food. They’re a symbol of community, family, and the rich, diverse heritage of Mexico. In this recipe, we’re going to teach you how to make tamales that burst with authentic flavors, bringing a fiesta to your taste buds.
- 2 cups masa harina
- 1 cup chicken broth
- ½ cup lard
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Corn husks, soaked in warm water
- Your favorite filling (chicken, pork, or vegetables)
- Salsa, guacamole, and sour cream, for serving
- Start by mixing masa harina, chicken broth, lard, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. The mixture should be smooth and slightly fluffy.
- Spread a thin layer of masa dough on the center of a corn husk.
- Add a spoonful of your chosen filling on top of the masa.
- Wrap the tamale, folding the sides of the corn husk inwards.
- Steam the tamales for about 1 to 1.5 hours until they are cooked through.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Yield: 12 tamales
These tamales are a celebration of flavors, combining the hearty masa with savory fillings, creating a fiesta in every bite. Serve them hot with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream for a complete Mexican experience.
Nutritional information: Calories per serving: 250, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 6g
Tamales are not just a dish; they are a tradition wrapped in corn husks, preserving the authentic taste of Mexican heritage. As you savor the flavor of these tamales, you’re not just indulging in a meal; you’re experiencing the essence of generations of culinary expertise. So, gather your loved ones, share these tamales, and continue the legacy of savoring the rich, cultural tapestry of Mexico, one bite at a time.