I am enclosing one of their recipes, and as a Mexican I can tell you it looks great. Hope this will help you XOCHITL, from Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.
Tamale Filling: 1-1/4 pounds pork loin 1 large onion, halved 1 clove garlic 4 dried California chile pods 2 cups water 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
Tamale Dough: 2 cups masa harina 1 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth or same amount 10.5 oz. broth from the pork meat just cooked 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup lard 1 (8 ounce) package dried corn husks 1 cup sour cream
Place pork into a Dutch oven with onion and garlic, and add water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until the meat is cooked through, about 2 hours.
Use rubber gloves to remove stems and seeds from the chile pods. Place chiles in a saucepan with 2 cups of water. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, then remove from heat to cool. Transfer the chiles and water to a blender and blend until smooth. Strain the mixture, stir in salt, and set aside. Shred the cooked meat and mix in one cup of the chile sauce.
Soak the corn husks in a bowl of warm water. In a large bowl, beat the lard with a tablespoon of the broth until fluffy. Combine the masa harina, baking powder and salt; stir into the lard mixture, adding more broth as necessary to form a spongy dough.
Spread the dough out over the corn husks to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness. Place one tablespoon of the meat filling into the center. Fold the sides of the husks in toward the center and place in a steamer. Steam for 1 hour.
Remove tamales from husks and drizzle remaining chile sauce over. Top with sour cream. For a creamy sauce, mix sour cream into the chile sauce.
CASSEROLE: here in Mexico we can prepare what is called TAMAL DE CAZUELA, or casserole preparing just the same, but you divide the dough in half and spread it in the casserole, put the prepared meat on top of eat and cover with rest of the dough. Bake it in the oven.
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Post by cuteascountry_Shortcake on Sept 20, 2005 18:05:04 GMT -6
This is for GrannyH, who asks for a recipe of tamales. She can enter to the Universidad de Guadalajara Page, for her and all the people that likes to enjoy MEXICAN FOOD. they have a lot of Mexican recipes, all TNT, since they teach it at the Home Economics class. Hpe you like them XOCHITL from Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico