RECIPES & MEALS
Heart of IdahoŽ Potato & Crabmeat Tamale
Courtesy of Idaho Potato Commission
Prep Time: 20 Min.
Cook Time: 35 Min.
Chill Time: 1 Hr.
What you need:
* 12 corn husks (soaked in cold water for about 1 hr.)
* 2 c. chicken stock
* 1 c. vegetable oil
* 1 tsp. baking powder
* 3 Tbsp. salt
* 3 c. finely shredded potatoes (use fresh Idaho russets)
* 5 c. Maseca flour (available in most ethnic markets)
For the Filling
* 1 1/2 lbs. crabmeat or substitute chicken breasts
* 2/3 c. tomato sauce
* 1/3 c. chipotle sauce (available in most ethnic markets)
* 1/2 c. crushed peanuts
For the Sauce:
* 3 tsp. olive oil
* 1 c. whole kernel corn
* 1/4 c. Tamarind Paste (available in most ethnic markets)
* 2/3 c. guava juice (available in most ethnic markets)
What to do:
1. In a 2 qt electric mixer, mix the chicken stock, vegetable oil, Idaho potatoes, baking powder, salt and Maseca flour using the paddle until smooth, (about 6 min. at medium speed)
2. Boil the crabmeat in 1 quart of water until tender, then cool and shred. Mix the shredded crabmeat with the tomato and chipotle sauce and peanuts.
3. Spread about 3 oz. of dough on each corn husk and place 3 Tbsp. of the crabmeat filling in the middle of each tamale.
4. Secure each tamale by closing and folding each end of the corn husk and inside of a 4 quart steamer, steam for 30 min.
5. For the sauce: In a 5" skillet saute the corn kernels in the olive oil for about 3 min. Whisk in the tamarind paste and the guava juice; cook for another 2 min. and keep warm for plating.
6. Serve each tamale cut in half and spoon about 2 Tbsp. of sauce on the side.
* Recipe courtesy of Andy Husbands, Chef/Owner, Tremont 647, Boston, MA