Shrimp Tamales

Tamales de Camarón

Preparation info
  • 12 to 14

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Food and Life of Oaxaca: Traditional Recipes from Mexico′s Heart

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1997

  • About

This would also qualify for the name gueta bi’ngui’ (which can apply to any type of seafood tamales), but here the shrimp are fresh, not dried, and the tamales are cooked by the more conventional method of wrapping and steaming. The crumbled pork cracklings add fantastic texture and flavor but also make the dish very rich and filling—I think these are best served as party buffet food, allowing about 1 per person.

Venancia Toledo Hernández gave me this delicio