Filipino Food Festival Region 3: Tamales

October 14, 2009 at 6:38 am Leave a comment

Recipe from Region 3

Tamales (rice and peanut cake with savory topping)

1 cup powdered rice or rice flour
1 cup coconut milk
2 ½ cups chicken broth
¼ tsp brown sugar
1 ½ tsps. salt
¼ tsp pepper
3 tbs. peanut butter
½ cup cooked lean pork meat cut into strips
½ cup cooked chicken breast cut into strips
1 sliced cooked ham
½ cup thinly sliced chorizo or pepperoni
2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

Toast the rice flour over medium heat until golden brown. Remove from heat and gradually add the coconut milk. Stir or whisk until smooth. Mix in peanut butter, salt, sugar and pepper. Add the chicken broth and continue cooking, constantly stirring until mixtures turns into a thick paste. Turn the heat down and continue cooking with constant stirring for 10 more minutes. Taste and correct the seasonings. Remove from the heat and add half of the pork, chicken, ham and chorizo pieces. Transfer to a lightly oiled 9x9x1½” square pan (or 9” pie plate). Smooth out the surface and arrange the remaining cooked meat slices and eggs over the top. 6 servings.


Entry filed under: Filipino Recipes, Native Filipino Delicacies, Recipes: All.

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