At a fantastic out-of-the-way Mexican restaurant called El Metate in Gallup, New Mexico, the very sweet owner, Rebecca, taught me how to make proper Mexican tamales. To see her teaching me how to make these, watch the video here LINK. Tamales can be sweet, like these, or savoury. They are basically filled Mexican dumplings – I think they're brilliant. The cornhusks they're wrapped in are used throughout Mexico. If you buy corn in season it often comes in husks, but the dried husks I'm using here work a treat. You can pick them up online or at Whole Foods Market stores. Otherwise, things like greaseproof or wax paper will also do the trick.
Nutritional Information - Amount per serving:
- Calories 155kcal
- Carbs 18.2g
- Sugar 8.2g
- Fat 7.7g
- Saturates 5.0g
- Protein 2.4g
This recipe is adapted from:
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