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GraceKennedy (Belize) Ltd.

Tamales

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Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 15

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Lb Shortening
  • 1 Tsp Malher Garlic Powder
  • 1 Habanero Pepper
  • 1 Large Tomato Sliced
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Round Red Recado
  • 1 Large Onion Sliced
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • Plantain Leaf Or Aluminum Foil
  • 5 Lbs Ground Corn
  • 2 Tsp Comino
  • 1 Sweet Pepper Chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp Thyme
  • 1 Large Can Grace Green Peas Sweet
  • 1 Large Chicken 3-4 Lbs

Instructions

  • Prepare Chicken. Clean Chicken, Cut Up And Season With All Above Seasonings, Except Grace Green Peas Sweet.
  • Bring To Boil And Use Sufficient Water To Cover Chicken. Simmer Until Chicken Is Fork Tender.
  • Remove Chicken From Liquid. To Chicken Liquid, Mix 1 Pound Ground Corn With Water And Strain To Make Smooth. Add This Mixture To Chicken Broth.
  • In A Medium Sized Bowl Put Masa (Corn), 1/2 Tsp Salt & Shortening. Mix Well.
  • Make Round Balls And Flatten In Palms Of Hands. Set Aside.
  • Test Chicken For Tenderness.
  • Add Sweet Pepper And Tomatoes.
  • Let Simmer For 5 Minutes More And Taste.
  • Drop Corn Balls In Pot (Water Should Be Sufficient To Cover Balls).
  • Cook For Another 20-25 Minutes. Serve Hot Plates.
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