Grilled Tamales with Poblanos and Fresh Corn
Grilled Tamales with Poblanos and Fresh Corn
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    Tamales—meat or vegetable fillings surrounded by masa dough and steamed in softened corn-husk packets—are a Latin American staple, and this rendition cleverly showcases corn in three distinct forms. Kernels of fresh sweet corn brighten up a dough made from corn tortilla flour. (Adding cornmeal to store-bought masa flour helps mimic the texture of fresh tamale dough, a trick we picked up from Magda Bogin at the Cocinar Mexicano cooking school in the town of Tepoztlán.) Poblano chiles add a touch of heat, but it's the time on the grill that gives the tamales real fire. The husks develop a light char, and the smoky flavor penetrates the tamale, accenting the corn in all its dimensions beautifully.

    Ingredients

    • 30 dried large corn husks (3 ounces), separated and any damaged husks discarded
    • 1 1/4 pound fresh poblano chiles (about 5)
    • 2 cups corn tortilla flour (masa harina; 9 ounces)
    • 1 cup finely ground cornmeal
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3 cups water
    • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon lard (1/2 pound), melted and cooled, divided
    • 1 medium white onion, chopped
    • 1 1/2 cups corn (from 3 ears)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 30
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 60 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 1 g 1.38%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0.84%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0.14%
    • Sodium: 29 mg 1.22%
    • Calcium: 16 mg 1.63%
    • Potassium: 30 mg 0.87%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 5.15%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 12 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 7.86%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 1 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 3.55%
    • Vitamin C 14.7%
    • Vitamin D 0.11%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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