Capella Pedregal Tamales

Capella Pedregal Tamales
Staff Writer

Capella Pedregal Resort

Capella Pedregal may be known as one of the best spa resorts in the world, an honor given to it by Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast, but Executive Chef Yvan Mucharraz want to make sure it’s also known for its food. In addition to providing interesting creations for the hotel’s restaurants, he’s available for private cooking lessons. This is his recipe on how to make authentic and delicious tamales, and two of his favorite salsas.


For the tamales

Mix all of the ingredients together with your hands until a dough is formed. Flatten the dough to about ½ inch thick.

Spread the filling on the dough and cover with another piece of dough. Pinch to seal.

Place the tamales (standing up) in a steamer or colander over a pot with two inches of boiling water. Steam the tamales from 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the size of the tamale.

The finished tamale should be firm, but still have some softness.

For the Salsa Ranchera

Cut the tomatoes and onions in half. Roast all the ingredients except cilantro in the oven until brown. Blend roasted ingredients together, adding chopped cilantro at the end. Add salt and pepper, as desired.

For the Tomatillo Salsa

Cut onions in half. Roast tomatoes, onions, garlic and jalapeño chile in the oven until brown. Blend everything together and at the end chop the cilantro and add to the mix. Add salt and pepper, as desired.


Calories per serving:

146 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, Low Sodium Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 4g 7%
  • Carbs 25g 8%
  • Saturated 1g 5%
  • Fiber 4g 17%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Monounsaturated 2g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 4g 8%
  • Cholesterol 1mg 0%
  • Sodium 59mg 2%
  • Calcium 72mg 7%
  • Magnesium 37mg 9%
  • Potassium 510mg 15%
  • Iron 2mg 10%
  • Zinc 1mg 5%
  • Phosphorus 99mg 14%
  • Vitamin A 102µg 11%
  • Vitamin C 40mg 66%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 18%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 12%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 12%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 21%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 68µg 17%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin K 72µg 90%
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