Comida Kraft
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Fish & Vegetable Tamales

Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
50
min.
Servings

6 servings

A tasty blend of bacon, vegetables and red snapper fillets gets folded up in banana and epazote leaves to make these beautiful fish tamales.

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  • Cook bacon in large skillet on medium heat until crisp. Use slotted spoon to remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings from skillet. Wipe out skillet with additional paper towels. Add peppers, onions and garlic to skillet; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender.
  • Cut banana leaves into 6 (12-inch) squares. Cut trimmings into thin strips; set aside for later use. Place 1 fish fillet in center of each banana leaf; top with 1 epazote leaf, about 3/4 cup vegetable mixture, bacon and 1 tsp. dressing. Fold in opposite sides of each banana leaf to form packet; tie closed with banana leaf strips.
  • Place packets in steamer; cover. Cook 25 min.

Note

Prepare using fresh halibut, tilapia or catfish fillets.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with hot cooked rice.

How to Test Fish Tamale for Doneness

After cook time is completed, remove and open 1 tamale. Fish is done when it is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Undercooked fish looks translucent, while overcooked fish looks dry and falls apart.

Servings

  • 6 servings

Healthy Living

  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 0 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1 Vegetable
  • 3 Meat (L)

Nutrition Bonus

Not only do the colorful peppers add a good source of vitamin A to these flavorful tamales, but they're also rich in vitamin C.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 170
Total fat 4.5g
Saturated fat 1g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 180mg
Carbohydrate 5g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 25g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 70 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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