Golden Salmon Tamales

Golden Salmon Tamales

Golden Salmon Tamales
Tamales are traditionally made with hearty beef, but not in this golden recipe. Diced raw salmon takes the spotlight in these swimmingly-good fresh, hot tamales!
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6 servings

Ingredients
Filling:
1 medium red onion, finely diced (about 1 1/2 cup)
1 1/2 cups diced raw salmon
2 tbsp. chopped canned chiles
2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
Tamales:
1 1/2 cup of flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
3/4 cup warm water
2 tbsp. corn oil
1 tbsp. light sour cream

Methods/steps
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 oz. 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 tamales in cornhusk or plastic wrap and twist each end firmly, tying if necessary to prevent leakage. Steam the tamales over rapidly boiling water for 15 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees for 11 to 13 minutes, until rolls are golden brown.
Additional Tips
Ready in 1 hour

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