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Taste of Kipling - Mexico

Mexican - Tamales


Ingredients:                         Filling:                       Sauce:

2 cups Corn Flour Special              Pork Cubes                           5-6 Green Tomatoes

to Tamales                                        3 Garlic Cloves                     ¾ of a small Onion

100-150 grams Pork Lard               Onion                                     Coriander/ cilantro to taste

Approx. ½ tsp. Baking Powder      Salt to taste                           5 Jalapeno peppers

Salt to Taste                                     Water to cover                      Salt to taste

Approx. 2 cups Clear Soup            Corn Husks or Banana Leaves


Step 1: 

Cut pork into small chunks and place in a large saucepan. Add onion, minced garlic and salt, and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until the pork is soft. Remove pork and let cool. Reserve the broth. 

Step 2: 

Bring a pot of water. Add green tomatoes, onion, garlic and jalapeno peppers, and boil until tomatoes and peppers change colour. Allow it to cool. 

Step 3:

Place corn husks in a bowl, cover with lukewarm water, and soak for 30-60 minutes. Drain, place on a work surface, and reserve. 

Step 4: 

Combine tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, onion and garlic previously boiled with coriander and salt to taste in a blender; blend until smooth and reserve.