Definition of masa
: a dough used in Mexican cuisine (as for tortillas and tamales) that is made from ground corn soaked in a lime and water solution; also : masa harina
Recent Examples of masa from the Web
Dried husks are used to wrap tamales, those stuffed corn masa dumplings cooked by steaming.
The truck makes its own tortillas from masa produced at the grocer El Rey, Gonzalez said — mazorca means cob in Spanish.
Importing corn, dried chilies, and spices directly from Mexico and making her own masa and salsas, Sanchéz creates the most authentic Mexican taco experience in Europe at her two taqueries.
Corn masa, same as used in tortillas, here is shaped into rounds with a crispy lip around the edge.
After chili has cooked for 25 minutes, add masa harina mixture to thicken.
Nearby, open shelves displayed ingredients, including corn tortillas, masa harina and canned tomatillos (fresh ones, grown for her by a farmer about 80 miles away in County Wexford, were sold out).
Other women described crushing a bag of Doritos with a can, adding hot water and butter to re-create masa or dismantling a hot pot and fashioning it into a deep-fryer.
The ingredients were there — the masa (dough made with corn), red chile sauce and tender pork — but the flavors were missing.
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Origin and Etymology of masa
Spanish, mash, dough
First Known Use: circa 1896See Words from the same year
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