Tamales on the horizon!!

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Tamales on the horizon!!

Postby Txdragon » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:14 pm

Finally found a local source for the rest of the items needed for Tamales! I never would have thought the dried chili's and corn husks would not have been in any grocery store around but, nope.
Even the little Mexican market I would buy my beef cheek from had little to no options. Finally STUMBLED upon another carniceria that had a broad range of stuff. Tamales are now in my sights.
To be continued!!!
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Postby woodenvisions » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:24 pm

Do it to it !!

Gonna be good, I can tell :)
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Postby OldUsedParts » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:45 pm

I've only made Tamales once with Venison and they turned out great HOWEVER - - - MAN that is a lot of work :tup: You make your own masa or did you buy wet masa :?:
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Postby Txdragon » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:51 pm

woodenvisions wrote:Do it to it !!

Gonna be good, I can tell :)

For sure! I've just turned the heat off to let the pork cool down to shred. It smells fantastic so far, and I haven't made the sauce yet, that part is coming soon, with pics of course!!

OldUsedParts wrote:I've only made Tamales once with Venison and they turned out great HOWEVER - - - MAN that is a lot of work :tup: You make your own masa or did you buy wet masa :?:


Making my own! Yeah, I shot myself in the foot on this project but I promised the wife I would make them as soon as I had everything I needed. Sigh.. The things we do for the ones we love, no?!
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Postby OldUsedParts » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:04 pm

I can relate - - - I did the same the time I made them - - - got the hawg lard and all the accessories - - - ended up with 19 dozen and my Hispanic secretary said they were better than her Mom's - - - I think she was hinting for a raise :laughing7: :D :lol:
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Postby Txdragon » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:09 pm

Pork now shredded and the sauce made..

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Not a good shot of the chili paste, here's a solo shot!

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And here's their marriage. I will warm it all through, then let it cool and marinate overnight.

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Postby woodenvisions » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:18 am

In the words of Hannibal .....

Smith, not Lecter lol....
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...... I love it when a plan comes together !!!
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Postby Txdragon » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:45 am

woodenvisions wrote:In the words of Hannibal .....

Smith, not Lecter lol....
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...... I love it when a plan comes together !!!

Oh thank goodness.. I was beginning to wonder where I would find a nice Chianti in my parts!!!
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Postby Txdragon » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:13 pm

And the first tamale has been made! Well, 14 to be exact. First small batch to see if I screwed anything up **cough** masa **cough**

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Re: Tamales on the horizon!!

Postby outlaw » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:22 pm

Txdragon wrote:
woodenvisions wrote:In the words of Hannibal .....

Smith, not Lecter lol....
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...... I love it when a plan comes together !!!

Oh thank goodness.. I was beginning to wonder where I would find a nice Chianti in my parts!!!


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Postby Txdragon » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:34 pm

And final progress update.. I am truly pleased with the results. I was concerned about the masa, looks like I was worried over nothing. Tamales are one of the wife's favorite foods and she has given me her ultimate approval! My rating? I'd say like most other tamales I have eaten, they could benefit from a bit more salt. You can always add more salt, but never take it away so, that's safe.
Are they the best I've eaten? I'd love to say so since I made them, but I am a slave to honesty. I can't claim they are. What I can say is that if I were to buy these from somebody, I would DEFINITELY buy them again!

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Re: Tamales on the horizon!!

Postby woodenvisions » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:37 pm

Dude, they look great to me !

A lil bit of TP or FRH and I'm all over them !
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Re: Tamales on the horizon!!

Postby outlaw » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:41 pm

You accepting mail orders yet? I want!!!! Really like the masa to meat ratio. That is usually my pet peeve with tamales. NOT enough meat, but you nailed those. :evilnana: :evilnana: :fiestanana: :fiestanana: :coolnana: :coolnana:
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Re: Tamales on the horizon!!

Postby OldUsedParts » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:36 pm

Dragon up the Tex-Mex in Arkieland :tup: :salut:
I'm with Outlaw on the Masa/Meat Ratio - - - just need some Queso to dip'em in :cheers:
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