Chef's note: Strawberries can be boiled in strawberry marmalade or syrup for extra flavor. Tamales are made in large quantities for special occasions and large celebrations, and they can be frozen to be eaten over an extended period of time. Bigger batches yield tastier tamales.
Recipe courtesy of Maria Rios
Total:
13 hr
Active:
2 hr
Yield:
4 to 6 dozen tamales
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Tamale Assembly:

Directions

Place 10 pounds of masa in a large plastic mixing bowl. Mix 1/4 cup water with baking powder in a cup held over the bowl with the dry masa until it fizzes, then pour mixture evenly over masa. Melt 4 cups vegetable shortening in a large saucepan and allow to cool. Pour evenly over masa and knead masa with hands. Add sugar, brown sugar, drink concentrate and strawberry marmalade and work masa with a hand blender to mix evenly. When it starts to feel thick and compact (like fudge) it¿s ready. Pat down in bowl and set aside.

To assemble the tamales, soak dried corn husks in warm water for about an hour until soft. Spread masa mixture evenly onto husk using a wooden spoon. Fill with a few strawberry slices and fold corn husk. Fold waxed paper around the tamale. Steam for 1 1/2 hours.

To steam: To make a steamer, place a metal rack (such as a cooling rack) in the bottom of a large stock pot or canner. Water level should be below the rack. Lay extra corn husks over rack. Stand the tamales on the folded edge in the steamer (the open edge with be facing upward). First fill the bottom of the steamer, then start stacking tamales on top of one another. Place any extra husks on top of tamales, cover with pot lid and steam for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Replenish boiling water, if necessary, during steaming time. The tamales are done when the husk peels away easily from the filling.

Cook's Note

Strawberries can be boiled in strawberry marmalade or syrup for extra flavor. Tamales are made in large quantities for special occasions and large celebrations, and they can be frozen to be eaten over an extended period of time. Bigger batches yield tastier tamales.

A viewer or guest of the show, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. It has not been tested for home use.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Strawberry Love Cake

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Strawberry Fool

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Grandma's Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

Recipe courtesy of Valarie Enters

Blueberry French Toast Casserole with Whipped Cream and Strawberries

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Chocolate Brownie Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Ganache and Strawberry Preserves

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Tamales

Recipe courtesy of Doe's Eat Place

Tamales

Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Crab Cupcakes 00:50

Make a splash with these too-cute cupcakes that are a cinch to assemble.

Similar Topics:

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking