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Old 12-24-2012, 05:34 PM   #31
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My wife usually orders Salvadoran tamales from this one lady. She ordered 30 on this round. Frankly, I'm don't care for Savadoran tamales, I prefer Mexican.
Salvadoran tamales? How interesting. How do they differ from Mexican tamales?
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:00 PM   #32
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Salvadoran tamales? How interesting. How do they differ from Mexican tamales?
They differ by quite a bit. Each Central American and many South American countries have their own variation of tamales with different combination of ingredients. Here in SoCal, Mexican, Guatemalan, and Salvadoran tamales are the most popular.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:41 PM   #33
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They differ by quite a bit. Each Central American and many South American countries have their own variation of tamales with different combination of ingredients. Here in SoCal, Mexican, Guatemalan, and Salvadoran tamales are the most popular.
This answer reminds me of when someone recently asked (on another forum) how to tell the difference between an authentic collector's piece and a reproduction one. The answer was; "the color and the seam are different"
Really? In what way to let ME know?
Off to Google Mexican tamales vs Salvadoran tamales, as I was curious myself.

Dinner ended up being some sausage (already cooked) someone had brought me. Pretty good, too. And some pickled green beans.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:56 PM   #34
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Salvadoran tamales? How interesting. How do they differ from Mexican tamales?
Here's something I found, Kay.

"For those who don't know the difference between Salvadoran tamales and Mexican ones, the Salvadoran ones use white corn masa instead of yellow corn masa. The white masa is ground smoother, so that the end result is a creamy, sweeter texture wrapped around the central flavor. The tamale wrapper is a banana leaf instead of a Mexican corn husk, and the meat filling also includes salty green olives,small meaty garbanzo beans, and pieces of smooth potato. All of which deliver a heady mixture of textures and flavors that are comfortingly familiar, yet exotically different! No sauce is needed, and none are provided for either the chicken or pork versions. I myself prefer the pork, as it is slow-cooked carnitas-style, and as a result is moist,tender and flavorful."
From: Gloria's Salvadoran tamales...glorious! (long) - Los Angeles Area - Chowhound

I haven't even eaten a tamale, but I like the sounds of the Salvadoran ones
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Chinese for us.....then off to visit friends

**huh** Pacanis, "never had a Tamale"???? You gotta get out more man! Of make your own. ;)
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**huh** Pacanis, "never had a Tamale"???? You gotta get out more man! Of make your own. ;)
I don't live in a tamale kind of town, even the city is tamale-less.
A few years ago I searched all over for a large tamale pot for a project and there wasn't one to be had.
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Normally we have fried haddock, ravioli, peas, corn, and crescent rolls (it is sort of a family tradition) but this year we were invited out to dinner at a friends home. Dinner was "Christmas pasta" (rigatoni with peas and red peppers in a cream sauce), and salmon or chicken.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:33 PM   #38
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Puffy dogs - another Aussie term I had to look up. We call those pigs in a blanket Love them.
GG, are pigs in blankets little sausages wrapped in bacon?

If so, puffy dogs are different...puffy dogs are little sausages and wrapped in puff pastry

Not like anything I have had before, very tasty and leaves you wanting more and more of them

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I don't live in a tamale kind of town, even the city is tamale-less.
A few years ago I searched all over for a large tamale pot for a project and there wasn't one to be had.
I have an easy recipe for tamales if you'd like to try them. You don't need a special pot - I use a 5.5-quart Dutch oven with a steamer insert.

I'll probably make filets mignon from the Omaha Steaks package we received for Christmas.
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GG, are pigs in blankets little sausages wrapped in bacon?

If so, puffy dogs are different...puffy dogs are little sausages and wrapped in puff pastry

Not like anything I have had before, very tasty and leaves you wanting more and more of them
No, they're little sausages wrapped in crescent rolls. They are definitely addicting
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