We've seen these around town at different events and farmer's markets but had never tried them...so yesterday at the Ahwatukee Farmer's market we picked up an assorted dozen.
Tried some for dinner tonight...we each had a green corn and a pork with red chile.
They were pretty good! The flavor of the fillings was good...could have used a bit more filling, especially the green corn one but on the whole the flavors were good.
The masa was moist. She advertises no lard or shortenign and told me she uses olive oil and corn oil. So the flavor isn't quite the traditional made with lard flavor but the trade off is it isn't heavy and guilt ridden. Good for an at home weeknight meal.
Tamales are a bit on the small side. We still have more varieties to try out - beef with red chile, southwest chicken, and a couple different variations of vegetarian.
We paid $22/dozen which I think is a bit on the high side? She gave me an order form, there's lots of different flavors available and it seems easy to pre-order.
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