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Old 11-18-2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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Reheating Tamales

I bought a few small assorted tamales from the local farmer's market (enough for me & DH) 6. They were not frozen. What is the best way to reheat them and do you have suggestions on what to serve with them? I also bought 4 decent size poblano peppers (last of the season).

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Old 11-18-2013, 11:57 AM   #2
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My first suggestion was to freeze them and then overnight my direction, but I figure there are many thinking the same thing.
Tomorrow is our tamale day. We put them in an appropriately sized glass baking dish and reheat in the oven. Or, preferably we can find a product at the grocery store called 'mexican rice sauce'. Unwrap the tamales, arrange in previously mentioned dish, add the sauce (quantity depends on preference) and then reheat in the oven melting a little cheese on top at the end. The 'mexican rice sauce' was a revelation to us, a lot of the same taste as an enchilada sauce but milder so it really just complements what we cook rather than taking center stage.
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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You can reheat them in the microwave. They're basically a corn side dish, so you can serve with any Mexican dish or with grilled or roasted pork chops or chicken. I'd use Mexican seasonings on the meat if you go that route.
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:04 PM   #4
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Can anyone point me to a tamale recipe? I love them and have never made them.

I agree with microwave for re-heating tamales. It just makes sense.
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:07 PM   #5
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We buy tamales from street vendors all the time and reheat them in the microwave. It doesn't matter whether they're Mexican, Salvadoran, or Guatemalan tamales....they all reheat well in the micro.
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:16 PM   #6
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I use this one: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/m...ipe/index.html

I like to leave the corn kernels a little coarse; I think the tamales taste better that way. I add a filling of Mexican pulled pork or any leftover meat shredded and mixed with a little salsa. Just a couple tablespoons in an indentation in the middle of the dough, then fold the corn husk over it. I also used Rick Bayless' method of tying strips of corn husk around the tamales to hold them together while cooking.

Google either marcela tamales or bayless tamales for more ideas.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:37 PM   #7
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Microwave or steam them.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:45 PM   #8
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I like to serve them with either red chili or chili verde over the top of them, anointed with lots of grated cheese, and a dollop of sour cream, otherwise they're just too dry for my taste.Ole'
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:57 PM   #9
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I use this one: Easy Corn Tamales Recipe : Marcela Valladolid : Recipes : Food Network

I like to leave the corn kernels a little coarse; I think the tamales taste better that way. I add a filling of Mexican pulled pork or any leftover meat shredded and mixed with a little salsa. Just a couple tablespoons in an indentation in the middle of the dough, then fold the corn husk over it. I also used Rick Bayless' method of tying strips of corn husk around the tamales to hold them together while cooking.

Google either marcela tamales or bayless tamales for more ideas.
Thanks GG. I did not know whole corn kernels were used. I thought it was all masa flour.
I have it copied. Appreciate it.

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I like to serve them with either red chili or chili verde over the top of them, anointed with lots of grated cheese, and a dollop of sour cream, otherwise they're just too dry for my taste.Ole'
Never had a tamale with a topping before. But a nice chili sauce over the top sounds very good.
Dry tamales? All the ones I ever had were very moist. Since they steam them after all.
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I bought a few small assorted tamales from the local farmer's market (enough for me & DH) 6. They were not frozen. What is the best way to reheat them and do you have suggestions on what to serve with them? I also bought 4 decent size poblano peppers (last of the season).
If you are really into the chilies, you can make some rellanos. You could also make a tomatillo and pablano salsa for your tamales. Serve some ice cold Cave Creek Chili beer to wash it down.
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