Several days ago, temperatures in San Diego shot up to the mid 80’s and 90’s, causing an almost instantaneous craving for summer flavors. Fresh berries, sweet corn, juicy tomatoes, grilled meats and gloriously green herbs. I immediately got in my car to do some grocery shopping. Windows down. A warm breeze blowing. Spotify on full blast. Pulled Pork Tamales with Corn Salsa in mind.
This recipe captures the essence of summer. Smoky, succulent pulled pork is encased in corn masa, then steamed until light and tender. Accompanying the tamal is a corn salsa spiked with red onion, serrano chile and chopped cilantro. This salsa is fresh, fresh, fresh. A perfect counter to the richness of the tamal. Summer, I am ready for you. Continue reading for the recipe.