The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.

The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/index.php)
-   Q-talk (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=5)
-   -   First (but not last) Tamales (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=98476)

LMAJ 01-08-2011 05:57 PM

First (but not last) Tamales
 
I smoked a pork shoulder last week, and Big Al smoked a chicken on Monday while he was off and I have been wanting to try my hand at Tamales... so I did!

I gathered the ingredients.
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/IMG_1454.jpg
Yes... lard... I can feel my heart...slow...as I type...
This is the recipe I used -

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/IMG_1457.jpg

I simmered the chicken in a green chili sauce
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/IMG_1446.jpg

And the pork in a red chili sauce

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/IMG_1449.jpg

I watched this video to see how to actually put them together
Then I watched this one

With that informaiton under my belt sallied forth to make the tamales.
I mixed up the dough - had to do it by hand since I couldn't find my mixer...
Then started putting the tamales together. I think I did OK.
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/IMG_1459.jpg


Into the steamer basket...

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/IMG_1461.jpg


One magical hour later...

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/IMG_1464.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/IMG_1466.jpg

They were pretty tasty. Big Al said they were better then the ones we get at our local mexican place. I will be making them again. I next time I think I will put more spices in the masa besides salt.

Bride of Roo(BQ'n) 01-08-2011 06:01 PM

Nice....Which were better the green or the red?

Three porks 01-08-2011 06:03 PM

WOW great job! I gotta try that really soon.

Ron_L 01-08-2011 06:05 PM

Those look great, L-M! i was going to make tamales while I was off over the holidays and never did it :rolleyes:

Buster Dog BBQ 01-08-2011 06:06 PM

Nice first effort.

Dallasbbqcaterting 01-08-2011 06:07 PM

wow those look soo good, I love a good tamale. hard to find very good ones, even in texas!

Brad bbq dallas

Kevin 01-08-2011 06:08 PM

Tamales are a beautiful thing and it looks like you hit it. Those look perfect. :-D

landarc 01-08-2011 06:19 PM

You nailed them from the looks of it. Very nice from a tamale journeyman.

LMAJ 01-08-2011 06:43 PM

Thanks guys.
Char - I think I like the chicken better - Al likes the pork better. Both are winners though.

JS-TX 01-08-2011 08:46 PM

Good job, tamales are a lot of work but you nailed it.

Big George's BBQ 01-08-2011 10:16 PM

Very nice Lynn. I would hit them

ytsejam 01-09-2011 06:59 AM

Good job! tamales are like sex, even when they are bad, they are still pretty good. I have never had a tamale i didn't like.

next time instead of the lard, go to a mexican market and get a tub of Manteca de peurco.
It will add so much more flavor!

ytsejam 01-09-2011 07:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dallasbbqcaterting (Post 1506420)
wow those look soo good, I love a good tamale. hard to find very good ones, even in texas!

Brad bbq dallas

I like to think i have a pretty awesome recipe down.
Next time i make some, i can get you a sample. Maybe we can make figure out how to mix them into your catering business.

Mister Bob 01-09-2011 07:15 AM

Those are some great looking tamales! Nice job, you've inspired me to give it a try, thanks!

Mitch 01-09-2011 07:44 AM

Wow! That looks awesome!

I'm REAL picky about tamales. A friend's Mom and her sisters, aunts, cousins, etc. all get together before Chistmas and make big batches of tamales for the holidays. They are so good I seldom try others because I'm always disappointed.

Mrs. Conteras makes my whole year when I get a dozen green chicken and a dozen sweet dessert tamales for Christmas.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.