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?