lørdag 31. desember 2011

Norwexican tamales for New Year

From my friend Christo
I got a huge box in the mail
with all I needed to make tamales
just in time for New Year!

 Corn husk, chile and masa

I used some pork
and it was simmering for three hours on low heat
 The chile soaking in some water

 Chile, sweet pepper, celery, and stock in the foodprocessor
 Shredding the pork
Letting it simmer for 45 minutes together with the pork
 Making the masa: corn flour, lard, baking powder, and stock
Soaking the husk
 Then wrapping the tamales, I loved that part of the job!

 Stacking them in the steamer

Waiting with excitement while the little packages
got ready for the New Years feast!

I had never seen a tamale in real life or tasted one
I was wondering, would it be right?
The meat in the chile tasted good
even the masa tasted ok before cooking
so I thought I would like it!
Bur what about my family?

I loved it, and even better,
they loved it!
Even my picky eater of a son and his girlfriend!
My husband and my daughter wanted it again very soon!

I told them what you said Christo, 
that eating tamales on New Years Eve means good
fortune ans happiness for the New Year!
Thank you for letting me  in om this food experience, I promise you
this will not be the last tamales made in this home!

To you and all my friends out there:
Happy New Year!!

5 kommentarer:

christo AKA doggybloggy sa...

how super cool is this! I am so proud that you made the most perfect looking tamales - I could smell everything as I was reading the post - excellent! HAPPY NEW YEAR

Marjie sa...

It was so nice of Christo to share one of his traditions with you! Happy New Year, Anette, Neil and family!

monica sa...

so great - sharing across the ocean , far apart but yet so close!

Happy new year!

ayamlin sa...

happy new years, anette!
I saw the dish for the first time!
I wanna eat it!!
and also I wanna eat the picture of the title.
is it pear?
it looks delish also!!

Simen sa...

I'm really impressed dear cousin. I'd like to test this recipe myself one time.

:-)
Simen