[CnD] Tamales

Sandy sugar1991 at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 27 13:28:48 CEST 2016


Are they chicken or beef ones? no Trader Joe's here yet. 


Fear is just excitement in need of an attitude adjustment! 
-----Original Message-----
From: Penny Reeder via Cookinginthedark
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Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:01 AM
To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
Cc: Penny Reeder
Subject: Re: [CnD] Tamales

Trader Joe's frozen tamales are delicious!
Penny

On 8/27/16, Sandy via Cookinginthedark <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
wrote:
> As for purchasing them, I have found the best ones are by Schwans, the 
> home delivery company. beef tamales. Honestly, I do not even like them 
> when purchased out here, in OK, not from Wendy's, any of our local 
> Mexican restaurants, which are mostly Tex-Mex cooking style. Hope 
> Schwans never folds up, or I sure will be Sandydisappointed!
>
>
> Fear is just excitement in need of an attitude adjustment!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Naima Leigh via Cookinginthedark 
> [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]
> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 6:00 PM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Cc: Naima Leigh
> Subject: Re: [CnD] Tamales
>
> Nicole
>
> Here's the Mexican food's group.
>
> https://groups.io/g/Arlettes-Sizzling-Mexican
>
>
> You can join if you want too? I have, and love it!
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nicole Massey via Cookinginthedark 
> [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]
> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 2:50 PM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Cc: Nicole Massey
> Subject: Re: [CnD] Tamales
>
> A tamale isn't the problem, it's a good tamale, and as someone who ate 
> tamales almost from the crib I'm sort of picky about my tamales. In 
> this area tamale production is a standard form of entrepreneurship for 
> Hispanic and Mexican-American women, but since I don't work in an 
> office I don't have the almost ubiquitous Latin co-worker with a 
> family member who makes tamales for her family member to sell at work.
> So that's why I'm listening for recipes to indulge the roommate's 
> experimentation.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Naima Leigh via Cookinginthedark 
> [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]
> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 1:36 PM
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> Cc: Naima Leigh <nleigh2016 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [CnD] Tamales
>
> If you mean grocery stores, then try Aldies, wall mart, crogers, 
> Publics or any other store that will sell them. For the family issue, 
> you're not alone.
> I'm going through similar problems as well.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nicole Massey via Cookinginthedark 
> [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]
> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 2:26 PM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Cc: Nicole Massey
> Subject: Re: [CnD] Tamales
>
> I'm unable to get her recipe for the fruit tamales, as she's currently 
> at war with my family after the divorce. The reason I asked is because 
> I was curious as to what you turned up for the meat fillings. I've had 
> a problem finding decent tamales -- it's hard to predict what will be 
> available from independent cooks, and the different specialty places 
> that make them in the area are inconsistent in quality. My best tamale 
> source, amazingly enough, is at Braums, but my roommate has expressed 
> interest in making them sometime, so that's why I'm always interested in
recipes for them.
> Our front door has a sign up advising people of the rules of the 
> house, and one of them is as follows: "No solicitation. Exceptions 
> will be made for Girl Scout cookies and tamales."
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Naima Leigh via Cookinginthedark 
> [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]
> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 12:30 PM
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> Cc: Naima Leigh <nleigh2016 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [CnD] Tamales
>
> Well Nichole,
>
> I would love to try your versions too.
>
> Will you please post them?
>
> P.S. Every family has one or more of those in them.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nicole Massey via Cookinginthedark 
> [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]
> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 1:26 PM
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> Cc: Nicole Massey
> Subject: Re: [CnD] Tamales
>
> To make this we'll need recipes for the filling too, as it's 
> definitely more than just shredded meat. My former sister-in-law made 
> a variation on this with raisins, diced apple, coconut, and chopped 
> pecans, and she formed them as flat triangles instead of rolls. They 
> were well liked by my family. (Far more than she was, but she was a 
> drama queen who threw fits if she wasn't the center of attention) I've 
> also encountered tamales made with cheese and spices or beans.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Naima Leigh via Cookinginthedark 
> [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]
> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:51 AM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Cc: Naima Leigh <nleigh2016 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [CnD] Tamales
>
> Tamales
>
>
>
> Tamales are wintertime food in the American Southwest, and a Christmas 
> Eve must in the Mexican-influenced cuisine so popular there. Days 
> before families gather round to fix these delicious bundles.
>
>
>
> Ingredients
>
>
>
> 1 recipe prepared
>
>
>
> Shredded Beef, Chicken or Pork filling, or Picadillo filling (about 5 
> cups
> total)
>
>
>
> 1 8-ounce) package dried corn husks
>
>
>
> 2/3 cup vegetable shortening or lard
>
>
>
> 4 cups masa harina flour, (Mexican corn masa mix)
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>
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> 2 teaspoons salt
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> 3 cups broth from filling, or water
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>
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> 1/3 cups vegetable  shortening or lard, melted
>
>
>
> Directions
>
>
>
> 1.       Sort corn husks, setting aside any torn ones. Soak intact corn
> husks in warm water for at least 1 hour or until soften and easy to fold.
>
> 2.       Beat 2/3 cup vegetable shortening or lard in large bowl until
> creamy. Combine masa harina and salt in medium bowl. Alternately add 
> masa harina and broth to vegetable shortening or lard, mixing well 
> after each addition. Gradually add melted vegetable shortening or 
> lard, mixing until consistent of thick cake batter (masa).
>
> 3.       Spread 1/4 cup masa, using back of spoon, to form a square in the
> center of one husk. Place 1/4 cup meat filling in center of masa square.
> Fold right then left edge over masa. Fold up bottom edge to roll. 
> Repeat with remaining ingredients.
>
> 4.       Place vegetable steamer in pot with lid; add water to just below
> steamer. Arrange tamales upright in steamer rack. Cover tamales with 
> reserved dry husks and a damp towel; cover. Bring to a boil; reduce 
> heat to low. Steam, adding water as needed, for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or 
> until masa pulls away from husks.
>
> Makes 24 tamales.
>
>
>
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