Tamales Recipe from Masterchef: How to Make the Traditional Flavor of Mexican Cuisine?
Tamales, a challenging dish faced by the contestants in Masterchef Turkey, is one of the traditional flavors of Mexican cuisine. Tamales is a dish prepared with corn dough and chicken stuffing, wrapped in corn leaves or stalks and steamed. Tamales recipe is frequently searched in search engines out of curiosity by Masterchef viewers. So, how to make Tamales? Here is the Tamales recipe and tips from Masterchef…
What are Tamales?
Tamales are a widely consumed dish in many countries of Latin America. Tamales are prepared by placing chicken stuffing on a dough kneaded with corn flour, baking powder, rice and salt. This mixture is wrapped in corn leaves or stalks and cooked by steaming or boiling. The ingredients of tamales may vary by region and tradition. In some regions, it can be made with meat, vegetables or cheese. It is usually served with salsa or hot sauce.
Here are the ingredients you need to make tamales:
- Corn husks (15-16 pieces)
- Corn flour (2 cups)
- Baking soda (1 teaspoon)
- Rice (1 cup)
- Salt (1 teaspoon)
- Broth (2 cups)
- Oil (3 tablespoons)
- Chicken breast or breast pieces (500 grams)
- Tomatoes (2 pieces, diced)
- Shallots (4 pieces, finely chopped)
- Fresh coriander (half bunch, chopped)
- Lemon juice (juice of half a lemon)
How to Make Tamales
To make tamales, follow these steps:
- Preparing the Corn Husks:
Set the corn husks to 15-16 pieces.
Press the shells into boiling water and let them sit for about an hour.
- Tamales Dough Recipe:
Mix corn flour, baking powder, rice and salt in a bowl.
Add 2 glasses of broth and 3 tablespoons of oil.
Knead this mixture well to obtain dough.
- Cooking Chicken Tamales:
Cook the chicken by mixing it with diced tomatoes, shallots, fresh coriander and lemon juice.
- Wrapping and Tying Tamales:
Take 2 tablespoons of corn dough and heat the upper part of the shell and place it on it.
Add the chicken stuffing and fold the crust, wrapping the dough around, starting from the top.
Tie it with rope.
- Cooking Tamales:
Place the tamales you prepared in a pot and cook over boiling water for about 45 minutes.
Serve the cooked Tamales.
Tamales, the unique taste of Mexican cuisine, is an option that will brighten up your tables. With this special recipe from Chef Turkey, you can enjoy Mexican cuisine at home. Enjoy your meal!