• Prep Time
    15 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    15 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 8
    OK

    Huitlacoche Tamales

    Revel in the flavors of these Huitlacoche Tamales, filled with Huitlacoche (a fungus that grows on corn that is a delicacy in Mexico and very delicious!) and served with Huitlacoche creme and cotija cheese.


    Ingredients
    1
    cup
    maseca
    3/4
    cup
    warm water
    1/2
    cup
    vegetable shortening
    1/2
    cup
    chicken stock
    2
    cups
    huitlacoche
    1/2
    cup
    cilantro, roughly chopped
    1
    pound
    corn husks
    1/2
    cup
    cotija cheese
    Directions
    For the tamales, moisten the maseca with the warm water, and set aside. Beat shortening in mixer until creamy and fluffy about 20 minutes. Fold in the corn dough and the chicken stock.
    Mix well and set aside. In a blender puree huitlacoche and cilantro with a little water until smooth. Add this mixture to the dough and fold in well. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Have cornhusks already soaking in water.
    To assemble the tamales, open the corn husks and place 1 spoonful of dough in the center of the cornhusk. Fold over the sides of the husk and secure with a piece of string. Repeat the process until all the dough is finished. In a double boiler with a steamer insert, steam the tamales for 40 to 45 minutes.
    Remove tamales from the steamer and allow them to sit for 5 minutes. Then open them and serve them with a sprinkle of cheese and huitlacoche crema.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 8
    OK

    Categories 

    Family-friendly

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