Monday, July 29, 2013

Homemade Tamales!

I have always wanted to make my own tamales at home, but I didn't know where to begin! There are certain ingredients that are not easy to find in my area such as
assorted dried chili peppers and dried corn husks! Then one day I got a message saying I had a new follower on Twitter called Global Grub. As soon as I saw what that page was about I was intrigued! They make cooking kits for some really cool recipes like Jerk Chicken with Coconut Rice and Beans, Tangine with Couscous, Sushi Rolls and Red Chili Tamales.

Carley Sheehy, the owner of this brilliant new food item, was generous enough to let me try the tamale cooking kit! I was thrilled and couldn't wait to get started! This kit arrived with all those ingredients that I knew I would not easily find! And the kit also came with easy to follow, step by step instructions! Global Grub even has cooking videos on their website! I watched them over and over, to let me get familiar with the recipe! It was a huge help!

These tamales were absolutely delicious! I felt like I was transported to a fine Mexican restaurant! The flavors were so authentic! My family loved these and told me to make them more often!

Included in this kit are the dried chilies, 16 corn husks, the spice blend and masa mix.

All I needed to make the tamales was the cooking kit and...

1 lb. of meat, I used chicken cutlets
1 large white onion
6 large cloves garlic
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
Optional ingredients:
sour cream
shredded cheddar cheese - I added 1 tbls into each tamale
Cooking Tools:
large stock pot with lid
steamer basket for stock pot
Homemade Tamales!
These tasty cooking kits range from $11.99 - $19.99. This tamale kit was only $16.99.
And for every cooking kit purchased Global Grub will donate a meal to their local food bank! How cool is that! They will also donate a meal for every new Facebook 'Like' they receive(up to 300) until July 31st...So please stop by their Facebook page and give them a 'Like'...and tell them that My Recipe Journey sent you!


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