masa harina

masa ha·​ri·​na | \ -ä-ˈrē-nä How to pronounce masa harina (audio) , -nə \

Definition of masa harina

: a flour made from dried masa

Examples of masa harina in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Warming over medium-low heat, whisk in masa harina until dissolved. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 16 Dec. 2021 Champurrado is a chocolate atole thickened with masa harina and served hot. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 16 Dec. 2021 Through the Masienda website, masa enthusiasts can purchase not just maíz but also hand mills, comals, and tortilla presses, as well as masa harina made from the same Mexican landrace maíz Masienda purchases. Leslie Brenner, Bon Appétit, 29 Sep. 2021 Kick things off with starter of roasted mushroom flautas with goat cheese mousse, masa harina coquetas or a gooey queso fundido made with Crow’s Dairy cheese. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 13 Sep. 2021 The market sells ingredients for tamales, including lard, corn husks and masa harina, as well as prepared meats, such as pastor, barbacoa and carnitas. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 8 July 2021 If the dough feels moist or sticky, work in a sprinkling of masa harina. Lisa Zwirn,, 2 Mar. 2021 The meat should soak up quite a bit of the liquid and also gets some thickening help from some masa harina or cornmeal. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Feb. 2021 Pork shoulder is boiled with aromatics until falling apart, and then simmered in a fragrant pepper sauce before being nestled into masa harina dough flavored with pork broth and lard. Claire Ballor, Dallas News, 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of masa harina

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for masa harina

Mexican Spanish, probably literally, flour masa (masa in the form of flour)

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11 Jan 2022

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“Masa harina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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