Mexican Tamales, Sardines with Gloria's Shito Chili Oil

Mexican Tamales, Sardines with Gloria's Shito Chili Oil

In my quest to seek the flavors and comforts of home, I often gravitate towards the familiar. Ghanaian kenkey and Mexican tamales, both wrapped in corn husks, share remarkable similarities. Tamales have become my quick craving fixer whenever I yearn for Ghanaian Kenkey. So, the next time you savor tamales, be sure to pair them with Gloria's Shito, experiencing a close representation to the joy and taste of Ghana through another cultural cuisine. 
  1. 1 Store bought frozen tamales 
  2. 1 can of sardines in olive oil
  3. 1 red heirloom tomatoes 
  4. 3 oz. diced purple onions 
  5. ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  6. 2 tablespoons of Gloria's Shito


For this pairing, use store bought frozen tamales or fresh store bought tamales.

  1. For frozen tamales, allow to thaw at room temp then steam cook for to warm up. 
  2. While steaming, dice up one heirloom tomato and two oz. of purple onions.
  3. Remove tamale from steamer then plate with diced tomato and onions. 
  4. Sprinkle over ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
  5. Open a can of sardines then drain out oil then plate 
  6. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of Gloria's Shito to enjoy

Notes: Can also be enjoyed in combination with baked Ghanaian marinade rock fish.

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