Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tamales

My family has a great tradition of making tamales on the 23rd of December. It is a great time to get together and share in a lot of work with a yummy outcome. I enjoy my family and love it when I get the opportunity to join them.

Here are a few pictures to show you the process

auntie lin inspecting
Inspecting the Ojas (Corn Husks)

Uncle Andy Mixing
Mixing the Masa (it is a lot which is why he uses a drill)

Zaya cleaning ojas
He is washing the ojas

Masa
Masa is ready for spreading

Spreading Masa
Spreading the Masa

tamales
Tamales ready to be filled

red chili
The Red Chili that goes into the Tamales


Lin Syl

Lin_Syl_Tamales fillers

Filling the tamales

tamales2
Tamales


Grammie

Putting Hot Water onto the tamales getting ready to cook them.



2 comments:

  1. And then we do this over and over again...to produce hundreds of tamales (dozens and dozens). the exact number, no one knows. It is measured in how many large pots are used. This year it was 4. Sometimes it's 5 or 6.

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  2. And I didn't show the best part... eating them!!

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