Grilled Tamales with Poblanos and Fresh Corn

180 mins (prep 60)
11 ingredients
makes about 30 tamales
Tamales—meat or vegetable fillings surrounded by masa dough and steamed in softened corn-husk packets—are a Latin American staple, and this rendition cleverly showcases corn in three distinct forms. Kernels of fresh sweet corn brighten up a dough made from corn tortilla flour. (Adding cornmeal to store-bought masa flour helps mimic the texture of fresh tamale dough, a trick we picked up from Magda Bogin at the Cocinar Mexicano cooking school in the town of Tepoztlán.) Poblano chiles add a touch of heat, but it's the time on the grill that gives the tamales real fire. The husks develop a light char, and the smoky flavor penetrates the tamale, accenting the corn in all its dimensions beautifully.

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Serving Size (42.89 g)
Servings 30
Amount per Serving
Calories 62.06 Calories from Fat 9.81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.09g 50.14%
Saturated Fat 0.28g 42.45%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.47mg 4.68%
Sodium 28.39mg 35.49%
Total Carbohydrate 11.98g 119.85%
Dietary Fiber 0.86 g 102.78%
Sugars 0.03 g %
Protein 1.84g 110.32%
Vitamin A 0.72IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 17.53mg% Iron 0.54mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dried, large, fresh poblano chiles, corn tortilla, finely ground cornmeal, plus, medium white onion