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.
Yes... lard... I can feel my heart...slow...as I type...
This is the recipe I used -
I simmered the chicken in a green chili sauce
And the pork in a red chili sauce
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.
Into the steamer basket...
One magical hour later...
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.