Tamal de Amarillo


The tamale is filled with chicken amarillo, a gelatinous corn filling that is made of tomatoes perfumed with herbs like yerba Santa, Mint or Cilantro. Then its all wrapped in a banana leaf. 


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The amarillo filling takes approximately 5 hours to cook to reach its gelatinous consistency. It’s left to cool and then make the tamales.   

The chicken amarillo tamal is a usually served for breakfast during  community event.  They will give an amarillo tamale, with champurrado and a piece of bread. The amarillo is also eaten with cured fish and nopales during Día de Muertos.