Saturday, October 25, 2014
Tamales: Fast and Delicious Mexican Meals by Alice Guadalupe Tapp
I have enjoyed Mexican food for a majority of my life and I have always wanted to make Tamales. The task always seemed too daunting and time-consuming. I was sure I would mess something up it would turn out disgusting. This book gives me hope that I can actually create a delicious tamale that my family will love. Sure there are a few recipes included that take me out of my comfort zone, but I guess that's half the fun.
The beginning of the book gives a bit of an introduction to Tamales. It also includes a chart on how to save a little time on preparation, such as using canned foods and frozen ready-to-use condiments. The author thoroughly describes how to assemble, wrap and freeze tamales. Most of the recipes include a picture of the ready-made dish and they all look amazing! There are recipes for more traditional tamales, and some that are less common, but they all look equally appetizing and delicious. I think my first attempt will probably be the Chicken and Chorizo Tamales or the Red Chile Beef Tamales as they look fairly simple.
I would definitely recommend this book to other Mexican food lovers! I rate it as 5 stars! I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.