Tamales just might be the best food ever created.
If you have ever had a good one, you know just what we're talking about. Tamales have been around the American continent for thousands of years, originating as a portable ration for war parties in the ancient Americas.
Tamales are a fun food because each one is like a mini-present. They're great at parties, and are an excellent, inexpensive way to entertain a large number of people. They hold well, so they can be refrigerated or frozen, thawed and then steamed as needed.
Tamales are easy to heat and serve
Our Tamales are shipped frozen and fully cooked. Refrigerate or freeze upon receipt. Tamales will keep for two weeks when refrigerated and in a sealed bag. They will keep at least six months or more when frozen in a sealed bag.
Frozen Tamales can be thawed at room temperature in 4-6 hours, or they can be thawed in a refrigerator in about a day.
Keep the husks on when heating! For best results, steam Tamales in the top half of a steamer over boiling water. Cover the pot and steam for 10 minutes if thawed, 20 to 25 minutes if frozen.
They can also be microwaved, but never bake them. Place the Tamales in a sealed plastic bag (with husks on) along with 1/2 oz. of water. Heat on high for 2 minutes if thawed, 3 1/2 minutes if FROZEN..