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 Store bought frozen tamales
- 1 can of sardines in olive oil
- 1 red heirloom tomatoes
- 3 oz. diced purple onions
- ½ teaspoon of sea salt
- 2 tablespoons of Gloria's Shito
For this pairing, use store bought frozen tamales or fresh store bought tamales.
- For frozen tamales, allow to thaw at room temp then steam cook for to warm up.
- While steaming, dice up one heirloom tomato and two oz. of purple onions.
- Remove tamale from steamer then plate with diced tomato and onions.
- Sprinkle over ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
- Open a can of sardines then drain out oil then plate
- Scoop out 2 tablespoons of Gloria's Shito to enjoy
Notes: Can also be enjoyed in combination with baked Ghanaian marinade rock fish.