Easy Cheesey Corn and Shrimp Tamales
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Oui, C. August 3, 2011
I have never made tamales of any sort and now I know why, I've been waiting for this FAB recipe to start me off on the right foot, thanks Suzanne! - S
TheWimpyVegetarian August 3, 2011
Thanks Steve! I took a week-long class last summer in Albuquerque with one whole day spent making different kinds of tamales. They were my first ones and I found them to be much easier than expected. The biggest tip was to not overfill them!
boulangere August 3, 2011
Beautiful with the fresh corn husks.
SKK August 1, 2011
Love this! Thank you.
Kitchen B. July 31, 2011
It thrills me to no end to see that its not only Nigerian recipes which require folding corn husks or banana leaves. I love the flavours - the shrimps baked and sauced by the chilli corn mix - love it
TheWimpyVegetarian August 1, 2011
Thanks so much KB!! Once I get the first couple under my belt, they go pretty fast. But it's a fun way to steam something, and such a fun presentation.
The E. August 21, 2010
Beautiful presentation and sounds yummy, too!
lapadia August 17, 2010
Love these and the picture, we have often filled our peppers as you have described...it's all delicious!
TheWimpyVegetarian August 17, 2010
Thanks lapadia! I made this recipe by stuffing the peppers for a dinner last summer at a friends home in Santa Fe and everyone really loved them. The best part was folks not wanting too much spice, just ate all the filling and left the pepper. Lots of flexibility with this recipe.
MyCommunalTable August 16, 2010
This looks great! Love me some tamales!
dymnyno August 16, 2010
They look and sound beautiful!! Are these inspired by your New Mexico trip? I like that your ingredients are a concentration of interesting flavors...sometimes I get lost in the blandness of the masa.
Thanks dymnyno!! And yes, these were definitely inspired by the trip. I agree with you on the masa. I haven't been happy with the blandness, as you say, and haven't like the amount of lard (or butter) that more traditional recipes call for. And it adds an additional layer of complexity when making these little guys that I chose to eliminate.
Lizthechef August 16, 2010
Looks beautiful. Love using fresh corn husks! Tamales can be daunting but your recipe makes me believe it is a "can do".
These are really easy since I've simplified the tamale. I agree that the more traditional ones can be daunting!! You also don't need a special steamer for these to hold the tamales upright since these should be steamed horizontal in the steamer and can be stacked. If you have trouble initially with the ties, just tie 2 together and then wrap the package. Where they're tied together will be on the bottom of the presentation anyway. Hope you try them!
Sagegreen August 16, 2010
pauljoseph August 16, 2010
Fabulous. impressive recipe.
Thanks so much pauljoseph! Hope you try them. They're really tastey.
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