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|Michael in Phoenix||
Your friend is right. A flavorful tamal doesn't NEED a sauce, but it sure tastes good anyhow.
Joined: Dec 9, 2005
Posted to Thread #27047 at 1:26 am on Dec 14, 2014
Statements like that are interesting.
I'm sure there are bad tamales out there hiding under a sauce, but I've never gotten any complaints, other than what I mentioned where some people prefer more masa and less filling.
To each, his own. There's wisdom there.
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Other messages in this thread:
- 27047. Reporting on Tamales 101 cookbook - Traca - 1:01am on 12/10/14 (24)
- Traca, I have tried many tamales over the years. Plus there are two vendors - KarenNoCA - 7:57pm on 12/10/14
- It's a way to stretch the budget. I think people want tamales to be cheap, so vendors skimp on the - Traca - 11:11pm on 12/10/14
- Ok, that explains a lot. It is the same idea when we go to fisherman's wharf - KarenNoCA - 3:32am on 12/11/14
- This is the first year where I will not do the Mexican feast on Christmas Eve. We opted for Italian - Michael in Phoenix - 4:00pm on 12/11/14
- I have never had a light, fluffy masa...sounds wonderful. [NT] - KarenNoCA - 4:38pm on 12/11/14
- Bayless gives pretty detailed instructions, and, in the end, if a teaspoon of raw masa... - Michael in Phoenix - 9:39pm on 12/11/14
- Yes, I have done Bayless's masa and it is very nice BUT. . . - mistral - 10:46pm on 12/11/14
- I love little fat globules of hidden wisdom like this. [NT] - MarilynFL - 1:15am on 12/12/14
- I have lots of those. Never knew it was about wisdom. I feel better now. [NT] - Marg CDN2 - 1:20am on 12/12/14
- hahahahaha. [NT] - MarilynFL - 2:17pm on 12/12/14
- Once I render the pork fat, I strain the lard and store it in my fridge. I've always used it... - Michael in Phoenix - 7:23am on 12/12/14
- This is my favorite recipe for making tamales. The masa is awesome. [LINK] - Traca - 3:44pm on 12/12/14
- Michael, what are your thoughts on cheese in tamales? I've never done it b/c I hear the cheese gets - Traca - 3:51pm on 12/12/14
- I once put a strip of good quality pepperjack cheese in my Green Chile Chicken tamales, and... - Michael in Phoenix - 4:09pm on 12/12/14
- So you serve tamales, out of the husk, sauced and topped with cheese? I don't think - Traca - 11:49pm on 12/12/14
- Traca, there is no *ONE WAY* to serve tamales - Sandra in New York - 2:25am on 12/13/14
- That has been my experience here in the southwest. A good, homemade red or green sauce is offered.. - Michael in Phoenix - 5:45pm on 12/13/14
- Michael, have you posted your sauce recipes? [NT] - Curious1 - 6:25pm on 12/13/14
- I'll check, and put them under the thread with the menu below. [NT] - Michael in Phoenix - 1:27am on 12/14/14
- I'm crazy for tamales and the places here do not serve them sauced. My friend that has a - Traca - 12:01am on 12/14/14
- Your friend is right. A flavorful tamal doesn't NEED a sauce, but it sure tastes good anyhow. - Michael in Phoenix - 1:26am on 12/14/14
- Traca, I concur about the cheese, that is what happens when I get my tamales from the Farmers - KarenNoCA - 12:17am on 12/13/14
- This was a really good thread. I never liked the pueblo ones in ABQ. - MarilynFL - 5:46pm on 12/15/14
- I usually opt for splitting the task into several days. Less stress. [NT] - Michael in Phoenix - 8:45pm on 12/15/14