Thursday, January 10, 2008

Authentic Tamales

My daughter Kayla has a Hispanic boyfriend. His grandmother made us some tamales. Oh boy, were they delicious! They were fairly large made with pork with a red sauce. The sauce had a really good smoky flavor to them. It was in my opinion very spicy. But Kayla said she had watered it down for us. It was very sweet of this lady to make them for us. I will make her some soap to say thanks.

I wanted to take a picture of them, but we ate them before I got my camera out. This picture is similar to the ones she gave us.

I want to learn to make tamales. But Kayla says her boyfriends grandmother won't give out her recipe. So I will have to figure it out on my own. I'm pretty sure mine won't be as good as hers, because hers were probably the best tamales there are. But I bet I can make a pretty good one eventually. They look like quite a production to make. You have to wrap them in corn husks and steam them in a steamer. If I can figure it out, I can freeze a bunch so I only need to make them every now and then.

Do any of you know how to make real tamales?


  1. Oh yum! I'm suddenly craving Mexican food. I would love to get my hands on some home made tamales.

  2. Don't know how to make tamales, but they sounded oh so good!!
    How nice of you to give her some handmade soap in return!

  3. I just found a book called Tamales 101. Here js a link:

    I ordered it from Barnes and Nobel. I can
    t wait to try making them.

  4. Kris, Do they have Mexican food in England?

  5. Kat, I love homemade tamales! A few of the ladies around here sell homemade tamales and homemade burritos, and they're delicious. I think Mexican food is the best ever.

    Love you Sis!

  6. My sister, Tawnja, has a bunch of hispanic friends 'cause they use to go to a Spanish Brandh in Nevada. Anywhoo, you should ask Tawnja! Maybe some of her friends could give yousome of their authentic secrets! her e-mail is... I'll have to check & get back to you! :)