Filipino Tamales

Tamales is a very well known party/occasion dish in Cavite and Pampanga. This is an original dish by the Spaniards. But then, Filipinos learned how to cook Tamales and added some new twist for a change. Below is the recipe of Filipino version of Tamales.

Filipino Tamales With Boiled Eggs And Sausage

Filipino Tamales Food Recipe

Tamales Recipe Ingredients:

* 3 cups rice
* 5 cups coconut cream (thin & thick together)
* 2 tbsp atchuete seeds
* 2 cups white sugar
* 3 tsp powdered pepper
* 4 tbsp peanut butter

Tamales Topping:

* 1 cup flaked chicken meat (cooked)
* 2 hard boiled eggs
* 1 cup cooked pork (sliced into strips) or 3-4 Vienna Sausage (thin-round slices)

Tamales Cooking Procedure:

1). Toast rice until brown. Grind finely. Add salt and pepper. Set aside.

2). Add achuete coloring to coconut cream. Boil in medium heat stirring constantly. Add powdered rice, stir until well blended and thick.

3). Separate 1/4 of cooked mixture and add to this the peanut butter. This mixture is for topping. For each tamales, put in 2-3 tablespoons of cooked mixture on two pieces of wilted banana leaves; top with 1 tablespoon peanut-butter mixture, 1-2 slices of hard-boiled egg, flaked chicken meat and strips of pork or sausage.

4). Wrap to form a square and tie with a string. In a deep pan, put water enough to cover tamales.

5). When water boils, put in tamales. Cover. Cook for 1 hour. Drain.

Filipino Tamales Image Credit 

Oggi I Can Do That Blog

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15 thoughts on “Filipino Tamales

  1. Jayne

    So this is what Tamales looks like inside. 🙂 I have seen some at Weekend Markets, but never really bought a piece as I am not a fan of banana infused rice (I don't like the taste of banana leaves on rice). Looks interesting, it's like Kare-Kare without the veggies (because of the peanut butter and atsuete).

    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. itin

    I didnt know anything about this delicacy.It looks weird though cuz you mix in meat and dessert. Don;t know how the taste goes but will make this as soon as I get healed. I thought kare2x was weird but it did taste interesting. This one is beyond me. =)

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