Game Day Provisions: Tamale Poppers


Game Day Provisions 

The Technique 

Tamale Poppers 

Stuffed peppers may be prepared many ways & each deserves a spot on menus when specific types of entertaining is planned. Leave them whole, hollow out the center & stuff them with cheese & you have a version ideal for the smoker. When the peppers are sliced in half, they may be grilled or baked in the oven. Tamale Poppers are inspired by the traditional food prepared from masa, a dough made of dried corn kernels that have been rehydrated & treated with pickling lime to remove the outer skins. A southern pantry staple makes a good substitution for effortless preparations in this particular recipe. Learn how to make a crowd-pleasing appetizer filled with fan-favorite southwestern flavors.

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makes about 30 poppers

The Basic Fundamentals

Mexican chorizo is a pork sausage seasoned with garlic, spices & vinegar. It adds a distinctive flavor to this tamale-inspired game day appetizer. If you have trouble locating it, substitute an equal amount of breakfast sausage. 

5 oz Mexican chorizo
15 mini sweet peppers, cut in half
2/3 cup yellow cornmeal mix
1/3 cup cold beer
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese with peppers, divided
Garnishes: Fresh cilantro & shredded Monterey jack cheese with peppers
1 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove the sausage from the casings & brown in a small non-stick skillet over Medium heat 6 to 7 minutes or until crumbled & thoroughly cooked. Cool 20 minutes. Remove the seeds & the membrane from the peppers. Place the peppers on a foil-lined, lightly greased baking sheet. Set aside. Whisk together the cornmeal mix, the beer & the egg just until blended. Fold in the cooked chorizo & 1/3 cup cheese. Fill the peppers with the mixture & place close together on the pan to keep them upright. Top with the remaining 2/3 cup cheese. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Garnish, if desired. Stir together the sour cream & the lime juice & serve with the poppers.

The Extra Point

Top mixed baby greens with shredded chicken, black beans & Pico De Galo. Drizzle the salad with the sour cream & lime sauce then serve a few of the spicy tamales on the side.

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How To Juice Fresh Limes

When fresh lime juice is needed for recipe applications, it’s important to have the right device that will release every bit. A glass juicer where the reamer is set over a small bowl to collect the juice can be used or my preferred choice is a lime press. These valuable tools are generally coated with a non-reactive finish to prevent the acid from producing off flavors.

The Technique

 Citrus halves can be placed in the custom fit compartment then the handles pressed together to extract the juice over a small bowl. It’s efficient enough to press every bit of juice quickly. Once the task is complete, the pulp & seeds, if any, will be left behind. Simply remove the used lime halves & discard them. Before adding the juice to recipe applications, pour it through a small fine wire mesh sieve to collect any seeds or unwanted bits of pulp that may be in the bowl.

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