Salmon Tamales Cooking Recipe

Recipes Cooking title: Salmon Tamales
Kind of Recipes: Seafood



1 medium red onion, finely diced (about 1 1/2 cup)
1 1/2 cups diced raw salmon
2 tablespoons chopped canned chiles
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


1 1/2 cups Masa Harina flour (about 1/2 pound)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 cup warm water
2 tablespoons corn oil
1 tablespoon light sour cream

How To Cook:

To make filling, sweat onion in a covered non−stick skillet over medium heat just until soft, about 5
minutes. Add a little water if necessary to prevent scorching. Combine onion with all remaining
ingredients and mix well. Set aside.
To make tamales, combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Combine water and oil and add to dry
ingredients. Blend until smooth. Blend in sour cream and knead as you would bread dough.
Divide dough into 6 (1/3−cup) balls, about 3 ounces each. Press each ball flat between two pieces of wax
paper and smooth out into a circle 7 inches in diameter with your fingers.
Remove the piece of wax paper on the top and place 1/3 cup of filling mixture in the center of each
circle of dough. Using the bottom sheet of paper, lift and fold one edge of the dough over the top of the
filling. Repeat with the other edge of the dough to make a tubular envelope and press firmly to seal the
dough tightly around the filling.
Roll each tamale in corn husk or plastic wrap and twist each end firmly, tying if necessary to prevent
leakage. Steam the tamales over rapidly boiling water for 15 minutes.

One Response to “Salmon Tamales Cooking Recipe”

  1. I’m looking for an old Salmon tamale recipe with a spinach filling and a “corn pudding”..masa- like, I’d guess with cream cheese, cornmeal, flour, eggs, baking powder, six ears corn, sweet butter. There is a 1 lb. salmon filet cut into 12 pieces. What I need is the directions! Back in the olden days, I guess I didn’t think to write down the “how to” part. Has anyone any ideas?

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