MENU
  • Facebook
    12
  • Pinterest
    6
  • Save
    16
  • Print
    24

Peruvian Fish Tamales

peruvian fish tamales Entree South American
Peruvian Fish Tamales
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 2

Wrapped like little tamales, this ancient fish recipe (sometimes seafood) is one of the oldest in the coasts of northern Peru and one of the most fun ways to cook fish. It is colorful, rich and makes a great dish for Lent. I cook this dish in the oven, but if you want to use your BBQ it will still be delicious, the same goes if you prepare it on the grill. As long as the fish is securely wrapped, it will be juicy and delicious. You can use whatever type of fish you like for this dish. I prefer white fish, because I think any of this type is great, but if you want to use trout or salmon then get to work and be sure not to overcook it. I do not recommend tuna because it’s delicate meat that is better kept for other cooking methods. I suggest this recipe for Lent with a side with boiled or roasted corn with rosemary and olive oil. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
lb fish fillet
1
teaspoon yellow chili paste or chipotle in adobo (or to taste)
3
tablespoons melted butter
Salt and pepper
Corn pancas (wraps)
2
boiled ears of corn

Directions

Hide Images
  • 1
    Cut the fish fillets in bite-sized portions, 1x1-inch. Place the fish in a container and season with chili paste or chipotle in adobo, butter, salt and pepper.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • 3
    Put the cornhusks in boiling water and dry them well. Put two of them together, but overlapping, to make a large rectangle. You should have four. In the center of each, place 1/4 of the fish. Wrap the fish like a tamale and tie the ends of the husks with a piece of the same panca or kitchen string. Place in a heat-resistant container.
  • 4
    Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • 5
    To serve, open the top of the tamales and serve two per person, accompanied by slices of cooked corn.

Expert Tips

  • If you do not find the cornhusks, use aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • You can accompany this dish with a green salad and sliced tomatoes.
  • If desired, you can cook in a steamer for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Information

No nutrition information available for this recipe

More About This Recipe

  • Wrapped like little tamales, this ancient fish recipe (sometimes seafood) is one of the oldest in the coasts of northern Peru and one of the most fun ways to cook fish. It is colorful, rich and makes a great dish for Lent. I cook this dish in the oven, but if you want to use your BBQ it will still be delicious, the same goes if you prepare it on the grill. As long as the fish is securely wrapped, it will be juicy and delicious. You can use whatever type of fish you like for this dish. I prefer white fish, because I think any of this type is great, but if you want to use trout or salmon then get to work and be sure not to overcook it. I do not recommend tuna because it’s delicate meat that is better kept for other cooking methods. I suggest this recipe for Lent with a side with boiled or roasted corn with rosemary and olive oil.

© 2018 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved

Rate and Comment