Monday, March 25, 2013

Tamale Menu March 2013

Current Tamale Menu
We are always experimenting and inventing new tamale flavors. Have any ideas? We'd love to hear them, and possibly give them a try. All tamales are vegetarian, with most of them being vegan. We use extra virgin coconut oil  for the fat in the masa dough, as opposed to traditional lard.

Green Chile Southwest
This is our "everyone likes it" tamale. From the hardcore meat eater to the picky child, this tamale pleases with its mix of mild green chile, sweet corn, and Tillamook cheddar cheese. This was the tamale that I sold by the thousands as a food vendor at various music festivals.

Guajillo Sin Carnitas
Sin Carnitas is Spanish for "without meat". This tamale takes inspiration from traditional red chile pork tamales. Ours starts with crumbled, seasoned, and baked tofu that is sauteed with shallots. Then a sauce of guajillo, arbol, red chiles, and mexican spices is mixed into the tofu creating a spicy, flavorful, 'meaty' tamale. This one is my personal favorite!

Red Chile Superstar
A lot of recipe experimentation resulted in this 'superfoods' tamale. Blue corn coconut oil masa wraps a deep and flavorful filling. Sauteed supergreens kale, swiss chard, and spinach mix up with carmelized onion and roasted butternut squash. Guajillo red chile puree is the final touch. The result is a rich and decadent tamale that inspires the palate.

Yellow Coconut Curry with Vegetables in Banana Leaf
Aromatic and seducing, this tamale is full of eastern spices and the subtle sweetness of creamed coconut. It is wrapped in a Banana leaf which imparts a different flavor than the traditional corn husk. Banana leaves work well with more exotic fillings such as this one.
Sweet potatoes, potatoes, carrots and garden peas make up the vegetables in this samosa like filling. Cashews add texture to each delectable bite.

Thai Basil Eggplant in Banana Leaf
Banana Leaf wrapped tamales lend well to asian inspired fillings because of the unique flavor the leaf imparts during steaming. Red peppers and yellow squash complement the eggplant in this Thai inspired filling.Thai style red coconut curry sauce envelops this tamale with spice and eastern infused comfort. Fresh basil adds aromatic sweetness. This tamale is a must have experience!

We are working on special dessert tamales right now as well. We make a brown sugar vanilla spiced masa dough to envelop sweet fillings. A banana leaf wrapped tamale with a Mexican Chocolate Banana filling will be available at our next market for sampling and purchasing. Our other favorite dessert tamale is a Mango Cheesecake flavor, which will be debuting soon as well.





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