Total:
3 hr 45 min
Active:
15 min

Ingredients

SWEET POTATO TAMALES:

Directions

Mix chile powder, coriander and cumin. Season the ribs with salt and pepper and rub the spice mix all over. On a hot, oiled grill, grill the ribs until all sides are well browned. Meanwhile, in a medium stock pot, coat with oil and brown onions, carrots, garlic, ginger and chiles. Deglaze with wine and reduce by 50 percent. Add back the ribs, soy sauces, thyme and water to cover. Check for seasoning. The flavor of the liquid will be the ultimate flavor of the ribs. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, until meat is tender and falling off of the bone. Remove ribs from liquid. Strain liquid and reduce by 20 percent. Return ribs to sauce, keep hot and add scallions and cilantro

SWEET POTATO TAMALES:

Use a mixer fitted with a paddle at high speed and beat lard with baking powder until fluffy. While still beating, add masa and ginger powder gradually. Slowly add the water and salt. Final consistency should be of soft cake batter and shape should hold a spoon. Test: float a teaspoon of the mix in water. Fold in sweet potatoes*. Fold tamales like usual, and place in a bamboo steamer. Steam until coo

In a non-stick skillet melt butter and saute the potatoes, shallots and season. Deglaze with wine and reduce completely. Add a little of the stock at a time, waiting for it to be fully absorbed before adding more. Cook until tender-firm. Check for

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