Saturday, 12 June 2010
More fun with masa harina: Tamal Pie
250g masa harina
250ml warm water
50g lard (or butter), melted
200ml chicken stock
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
500ml red or green enchilada sauce
300g cooked and shredded meat
Grated cheese (something strong like a cheddar)
A large tin of spinach, well-drained
200g cheese, grated
Freshly grated nutmeg
Mix together the masa harina, fat and water in a large bowl. Slowly add the stock, mixing all the time. Add the baking powder and beat well; you should have a sloppy mixture similar to cake batter.
Butter a large dish and cover the bottom with the sauce. Spoon some of the dough mixture on top and then add the cooked meat (or cheese/spinach mix). Repeat with another layer of sauce, dough and meat/vegetables.
Cover the top with grated cheese and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 45 mins at 180c, then remove the foil and bake for another 15 mins. It should be bubbly and golden brown on top.
Serve with a fresh green salad and additional hot sauce on the side.