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Old 01-01-2015, 06:20 PM   #51
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I love tamales, both savory and desert tamales. I've made them in corn husks, and in parchment paper. The results are the same. Mine haven't come out mushy, but firm, like polenta. Maybe the one you had were steamed too long.

The sauce is what makes the tamale, and the texture of the finished tamale. The filling is sparse, but yummy.

A good tamale is a wonderful thing.

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Old 01-01-2015, 08:43 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
I'm with you, love good Mexican food, but I really don't like the mushiness of the tamales I've had.

I really don't think a tamale (a good one IMO) should be "mushy". The dough after steaming should be firm, but tender. The filling also, should not be mushy I like a very flavorful filling since the dough can be bland. I usually use pork and slow cook it with spices onions, chili peppers cilantro and tomatillos. It may not be a traditional filling, but it's pretty tasty.

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