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The most popular dish of Mexican cuisine is, of course, Tamales! Tamale /tamale/ - specially prepared corn masa dough stuffed with meat and spicy sauce. And all this rolled up in leaves of corn cobs. In Mexico, I just love tamales! You can buy them from street vendors under noisy Mexican song "Hot, hot tamale!", and to order in a restaurant.

Ingredients for Tamale

Step by step instruction of cooking Tamale

Шаг 1

For cooking we will need the leaves of corn cobs - 20 PCs.
Soak overnight the corn leaves.
We sell dried but can be fresh.

Шаг 2

To prepare the dough, mix the flour, salt and butter. Gradually add the broth. Put the dough in the baking powder and beat with a wooden spoon until bubbles appear.

Шаг 3

Prepare the filling based on green tomatoes, garlic and peppers.
All this to boil in a little water.

Шаг 4

Drain and blend together with chopped greens in a blender, adding a little tomato broth.

Шаг 5

Tomato mass, bring to the boil and boil for 20 minutes before thickened paste.
Add pieces of boiled chicken breast.

Шаг 6

Spread on corn leaves 1 tablespoon of dough, then tomato pasta with chunks of chicken meat.
If the leaves of corn from the small ears, then to put on 2 sheets with each other.
Wrap the stuffed cabbage, not pulling too tight, to have a place to "grow" test. Tie.

Шаг 7

To cook tamales, you need only steamed for about an hour, until the dough becomes light and airy.

Шаг 8

If the dough moves away from the sheet, tamale - ready.

Шаг 9

The rest of the pasta to serve as a sauce.

Шаг 10

Very tasty and perfect for ice-cold vodka.