Pina Colada Tamales

Recipe by mariposa13
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READY IN: 1hr 35mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Use a food processor to finely chop the dried banana; combine the banana, almonds and coconut in a bowl.
  • Use 2 husks to make strips for tying the tamales.
  • Take about 1 cup of the pineapple and puree it with the fruit juice and brown sugar.
  • Cream the shortening and sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the masa and salt.
  • Alternately add the masa and juice to the creamed shortening to make a firm dough; beat in the baking powder last.
  • Assembly: Spread 1 tablespoon filling in the center of a husk; sprinkle 1 to 2 teaspoons of the banana/almond mixture over the dough and press a pineapple chunk into the dough.
  • Spread another tablespoon of the dough over the the filling and fold and tie the tamale.
  • Steam for about 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • To Serve: Open the tamale and top with sauce, whipped cream, and lime zest.
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