Shrimp Tamales

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Shrimp Tamales

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Ok kids lets head south and pick up some of those amazing Mexican flavors since it's Cinco de Mayo This shrimp Tamale was the perfect appetizer for last night. The masa is the key and to get it the right texture and flavor. Here is the lowdown!



Shrimp Tamales

On 06/02/2011 (Sunday) at 4:55 pm by Benny.
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  • Prep Time:
    15 min
  • Cook Time:
    20 min
  • Ready Time:
    35 min


2 servings


    For the MASA:

    • 2 cups Masa
    • 2 chopped garlic cloves
    • 2 cups chicken stock
    • Salt to taste
    • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
    • 1 small chopped onion
    • ¼ cup lard or shortening

    Sauce #1

    • 1 cup of cream
    • 3 chipotle peppers with some mole sauce Blend together in food processor and heat in a small pot


    • 2 finely chopped jalapenos
    • ¼ cup of honey Combine in a pot and bring to light boil then reduce to simmer


    • Fresh Cilatro


    Sauté the garlic and onion until translucent, now add the chicken stock, cumin, smoked paprika to it. Now stir in the lard and masa  and cook until it’s a peanut butter consistency. Now set it aside and let it cool a bit or refrigerate until ready to use. Take one corn husk and cut it into strips, you will use this to tie together the masa in the corn husk for steaming. Now take the corn husk and put a couple or heaping tablespoons of the masa and tie it closed. Steam it for five minutes, while you’re doing this grill or fry 3 shrimp per tamale. I dusted mine with paprika and seasoned with salt and pepper.

    Now to assemble open up the corn husk with the freshly steamed masa, arrange the shrimp on top, spoons some of the hot chipotle cream over, now drizzle some of the honey jalapeno around it and finish with some fresh chopped cilantro. These are amazing little babies of food love I tell ya!…now where is that Petron 



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    About Benny

    Passion for healthy amazing food. I am on crusade to get kids eat better and people in general learning how to cook for themselves. If I here that McDonald’s is cheaper than eating homemade I will prove anyone wrong.

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