Christmas Tamales with Chicken & Poblanos
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar and
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla for each pound
  • 50-60 small tamales, to serve between 6-8)
  • 1 lb of fresh masa– or mixture using 6 cups dry Masa Harina– yields 10-12 tamales)
  • 5 pounds fresh masa dough (can be ordered from a Mexican bakery; or make your own by mixing dry Masa Harina with water/stock and lard/vegetable shortening)
  • 70-80 dried corn husks
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken
  • chicken
  • roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • of
  • 20-25 green tomatillos
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 1 large bunch of fresh cilantro
  • 2 fresh poblano chili peppers (PER 10-12 tamales) (…or use canned poblano strips!)
  • 7. Steam the tamales
  • 8. Serve stacks of tamales hot, removing the husk of each one just before eating
  • 15-20 minutes
  • 2-5 minutes

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