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Where to buy tamales by the dozen in Boston area?

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by paraque 10 years ago

I'm from a border town in South Texas, transported to the frozen north. With Christmas around the corner, my mind has naturally turned to thoughts of tamales. Does anyone here know of a place I c...

Best Place to Buy Holiday Tamales

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by NShewmaker 4 months ago

Hi All! Growing up in Southern California, my family always picked up 2-3 dozen tamales a few days before Christmas and that was a main staple of Christmas dinner and the following vacation days...

Tamales Liz | Rosarito, Baja California

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by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

From Popotla where we struck out on buying any tamales de elote https://www.chowhound.com/post/popotla-baja-california-1075792 , we continued south.

Anyone remember Johnson's Tamale Grotto in SF?

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by cmvan 11 years ago

We used to go to the one on Vicente at 24th. Specifically, I'm talkin' about their Turkey Tamales with the special Tamale Gravy. We've been trying to track down the recipe for that gravy, but the...

Los Tamales Poblanos in Oceano (and Old Monterey Market)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

On the drive down to the chowdown at La Simpatia, I took the coast route passing through Pismo Beach and Oceano to do a little chow-spotting. The most exciting development was Los Tamales Poblanos ...

Where can I buy homemade steamed refrigerated or frozen tamales by the dozen?

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by s0m3f00l 8 months ago

Where can I buy homemade steamed refigerated or frozen tamales by the dozen???? Been Looking all over but can't seem to find any on Manhattan. Anyone wanna give me a hint?

Tamales - Is lard necessary plus...

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by JoLi 12 years ago

I am going to venture and making this tamale recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/beef-tamales/detail.aspx Question is, is 3 cups of lard really necessary? Do you have other healthier alternativ...

The Tamale Factory | Watsonville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

A few weeks ago i needed a quick bite before a meeting in Watsonville. I popped into what used to be Lucy's Tamales, now called The Tamale Factory on Main Street. I tried one pork tamale and a m...

Black olives in tamales?

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by chowfish 15 years ago

I love tamales but am not willing to spend the time and energy to make them so bought some from coworker's sister. Tamales were great but was very surprised to see sliced black olives in mixture. ...

What do I need to know about making tamales?

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by AOchaley 3 years ago

I've only had tamales maybe three times ever, but I loved them. They're hard to come by around here, so I'd like to make a big batch to keep in my freezer. Specifically, I think I'd like to make ch...

Tamales in Las Vegas?

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by Leo in BR 1 year ago

Read this from Eater. Heading to Vegas soon and love tamales. Have only tried Dona Maria's from this list, and liked them a lot, but always looking for good ones. Any suggestions / recommendatio...

Where to buy Christmas tamales in Boston area?

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by aquariumtown 1 year ago

Transplanted Californian here and thinking about making a California Christmas meal. (Lots of citrus... some other ideas just starting to bubble right now) I'm hoping to get tamales for a Christma...

What went wrong with my tamales?

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by few35t 3 years ago

I finally decided to try my hand at making tamales the other day, but something went wrong. Once they were done steaming I took one out to try and it was really dry. I was surprised by this as I ...

Can Tamales Be Steamed in the Pressure Cooker?

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by Cherylptw 9 years ago

I want to make tamales but I don't have a steamer, instead I've steamed them before using a colander set in a large stock pot... I would love to be able to make them in my pressure cooker. My inne...

Tamales still safe to eat?

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by onrushpam 10 years ago

My sister brought some tamales from TX (a friend of hers made them). We forgot they were in the fridge! I know they were made more than a week ago... probably on the 20th or 21st. They've been ...

best way to reheat frozen tamales

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by SpongeBobSquarePegs 15 years ago

Someone in my office was selling handmade tamale as a fund-raiser and I got mine. They are frozen. What's the best way to reheat these? They are in the husks. Microwave totally dries them out.

Pi Day & Tamales @ Ikeda's in Davis

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by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Yesterday I stopped at Ikeda's in Davis en route to Sacramento. Busy day and I'd missed lunch, so it was a no brainer to grab one of the hot tamales, $1.79, from the self-serve cabinet for a quick ...

SUPREME BRAND ROLLED TAMALE-ARE THEY IN BIZ?

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by FRANK 17 years ago

CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME LOCATE THE SUPREME BRAND TAMALE COMPANY? I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THEIR ITEM TO MY SANDWICH SHOP DOWN HERE IN FLORIDA.IT SEEMS THEY DO NOT HAVE A WEBSITE NOR ARE THEY ON ANY LISTING...

Johnson's Tamales

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by oldpete 2 years ago

A long while ago there was a thread of those that remembered the wonderful tamales from Johnson's on Vicente Street in San Francisco. I used to love them too. I live in a community that is 70 % ...

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