Updated: Nov 21, 2019
Yield: 30 servings
5 lb. Masa para Tamales (prepared)
3 ½ lbs Queso para Freir
15 each Aceituna de Botija (Olive)
3, 2 ounce bags Achiote Molido
½ cup Aji Amarillo paste (hot yellow pepper paste)
5 each red onion, small dice
In a medium sized pot, add oil. Over medium heat, fry the yellow pepper paste, onion, and achiote. When the onions are translucent, incorporate the masa para tamales, and stir constantly with a wooden spoon. If needed, add a cup of water until the masa loosens a little bit.
Place two corn husks together lengthwise with the wider ends overlapping. Place a little of the masa in the center of the leaves and then add the filling in the middle. The filling for this recipe is queso para freir, and a few slivers of olives. Top with more masa. Fold the leaves over to make a neat parcel and tie securely with a torn piece of corn husk.
Use a steamer to finish cooking the tamales for another 30 minutes. Be sure to flip the tamales over halfway through to ensure even cooking.