This is a simple recipe for sweet pumpkin tamales. Sweet tamales are not served as a dessert in Mexico but along with savory tamales or other savory dishes.
Huitlacoche (also spelled cuitlacoche) is a fungus which grows naturally on ears of corn (Ustilago maydis). The fungus is harvested and treated as a delicacy. The earthy and somewhat smoky fungus is used to flavor quesadillas, tamales, soups and other specialty dishes.
From the Guide of Nicaragra. Visit the Best of Nicaragua guide for information about food, culture, restaurants and guides to travel in Nicaragra.Tamales are found in throughout Latin America. A version found in Nicaragra, and El Salvador combines an interesting variety of ingredients including, raisins, capers, and green olives. The meat used in the recipe may be pork or chicken a...
Recipe by Rick Bayless