We just got back from Belize on Saturday. We had such amazing food out there!! Yesterday I made homemade Tortillas and Beans & Rice. They didn't turn out as good as my sister in-laws. That's something I need to work on. ;) We had Salbutes out there and they were really good. I made them for supper today and they were delicious!!
7.5 lbs. Chicken pieces, skinned (I used drumsticks)
1 large Onion, finely chopped
1 can Tomato Soup
2 cubes Recado (about 2 Tbsp) (supposedly you can buy it at Sunny Day in Winkler)
1 1/2 Tbsp. Season-All (or Seasoning Salt)
Place chicken in a pot. Cover with water. Season with salt and pepper. Cook chicken, covered, until done (about 45 minutes). Remove chicken from pot. Strain broth into a bowl; set aside. Debone and shred or chop chicken. In the same pot, saute onion about 1/3 cup broth until translucent. Return chicken to pot. Stir in tomato soup. Dissolve recado in a small bowl with some warm broth. Add to pot along with enough of the broth to cover the chicken (I didn't add that much). Season with Season-All. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Simmer over medium-low heat for about 20-30 minutes. Yield: about 11 cups of chicken (freezes well).
2 cups Maseca (Corn Flour)
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 cups Warm Water
1/2 cube Recado (about 1/2 Tbsp)
Oil for frying
4 cups Chicken (recipe above)
Shredded Lettuce (we used cabbage because that's how it was served to us)
In a bowl, stir together Maseca and salt. In a small bowl, dissolve recado in about 1/3 cup of the warm water. Pour over maseca. Add enough of the warm water to make a soft dough. Dough should hold together, but not be sticky. If too sticky, add a little extra maseca. Form into small balls. Cut open a small resealable bag. Lay rectangular piece of plastic on tortilla press. Place one ball on plastic, folding plastic over ball. Flatten with tortilla press. Heat oil about 1/2 inch deep. Fry tortillas in hot oil, about 10 to 15 seconds per side. Tortillas should puff up. Spread on a spoonful of chicken over fried tortilla. Top with lettuce and tomato. Yield: about 35 salbutes (depending on their size).