What does Tamales and Sewing have to do with each other? Well, after you have sew all of your Christmas Gits you still need to do a little cooking for the Holidays. My granddaughter typically spends Christmas with gram and we always head to my friend Sylvia’s to make Tamales with her family a couple days before Christmas. I now have several friends that want tamales and Nicole will be arriving on tomorrow morning, so we have decided to have a Tamale party and make our own tamales.
Join us in the Mexican tradition of Tamales for Christmas, by Saturday I will let you know how many tamales 14 pounds of pork shoulder will make.
- Pork shoulder
- Garlic Bulbs
- Chili power
- Dried Chile pods
- Masa ( I cheated we purchased it at the Mexican Market)
- Corn Husk
- Tamale Papers
- Large Steamer to cook the tamales
I cut the pork shoulder in to smaller sizes so it would be easier to shred apart when it’s done cooking. Next peel and chop 4 bulbs of garlic and 2 onions. Add them to the pork shoulder.
Add 1/3 to 3/4 cup of chili power, 1/4 cup of cumin and water to the meat. I prefer to slow roast the pork shoulder for 4-6 hours at 325 degrees. The meat should pull apart with a fork. ( Sort of like cooking pulled pork)