How to make it

  • Corn Husks-- soak in warm water . Cover the husks with the water, and soak for about an hour. Drain, pat dry.
  • Filling:
  • Put all the ingredi ents in a large vessel and mix together with a wooden spoon. Use salt to taste
  • Masa:
  • Whip the butter or oleo until fluffy, then add the masa harina, salt, and baking powder. Add the broth slowly . Continue beating until light and airy. (a piece of dough will float in a bowl of water when it is ready.
  • Assembly: Helping hands are very welcome to this process.
  • Take 2 corn husks and make a T formation . Smear a spoon or 2 of masa in the center of the husk, then a large dollop or 2 of filling. Don't forget to include the olive! Next, enclose the filling with a topper of masa. Now fold the edges of the husks to envelop the tamale on all sides, and secure with kitchen string.
  • Steaming:
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and place steamer basket on top. Place a lid on top. Steam the tamales for 1 hour, until the tamale pulls away from the corn husk when tested. Enjoy with a green salad. I have posted a special one to go with tamales.

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    " It was excellent "
    goblue434 ate it and said...
    This is the first tamale recipe I've seen that doesn't require lard. Sounds much tastier.
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    " It was excellent "
    chefelaine ate it and said...
    Sounds delish!! FIVE 2 you!! :+D
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