Smoked Chicken Tamales

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by tropics, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Tamales my first time making and eating them. Thanks ellymae for the instructions on the dough,my package is different.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/102371/first-but-not-last-tamales

    Lets start soak the corn husk for a few hours.


    Dough ingredients and instructions


    My sauce I used 1 small onion fine dice,2 garlic toes,1 small bell pepper.

    1 tspn of the Chilpotle Peppers sauce, and 1 can petite diced tomatoes


    Sauteed onions,peppers garlic.added tomatoes and Chilpotle Peppers sauce


    used an immersion blender to puree the sauce.


    had 4 Chicken Thighs I smoked the day before.Boned out and chopped.


    Drained Husk kept them just moist


    Mixed my dough by hand I think it was a little dryer then it should have been.


    Filling the husk





    In the steamer basket Steamed for 1hr. 10 min.


    Unwrapped and very tasty


    Thanks for looking 
     
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  2. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bet you wish you made more? Once you get the routine down they go fairly fast....and some very tasty chow....good job, well done, I love PP in them.....Willie
     
  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've been dying to make tamales but can't find corn husks in any of the local stores. Granted I haven't gone to any Latin stores. Those look really good!
     
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Mdboatbum They carry them in my local Shop Rite,you can also try some Asian stores if they are near.
     
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Now I have a real good reason to make some PP Thanks for the kind words.
     
  6. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Where's the money shot? ;)

    Those look awesome... Might I recommend topping with some chimichurri sauce or pico de gallo.
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    chimichurri sauce If I could say that I would ask what the H is it LOL
     
  8. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would make pulled pork just for the tamales....LOL  I don't make too many at a time, not like those ladies in West Texas do, but a couple of dozen I can freeze are worth the effort.

    I found one of my favoriites has been mixing green enchidala sauce in with the meat. I put loads of flavor in the Maza, cause I am not too sure which I like best the maza or the meat.....LOL Probably the maza.

    I have a couple a threads here making 'em. No I am not a pro, my first attempt was shown on a thread here about a year ago. GWAD I do like tamales.

    Hate when folks show making 'em here, always makes me end up raiding the freezer and I think I am down to my last installment .

    Maybe throw a butt on, make some sammies, tamales, and some boudin..... been wanting to try boudin with pulled pork! Its all your fault too! Thank you.
     
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Kevin I did read yours and I was tempted to wing it, but 1st time out I went with the ingredients, I will be making these again and a little Foam twist will work for me.Thanks for looking
     
  10. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's about what I do to mine Kevin.....I like green sauce so mixed it in enough to be 'wet' enough. Ur right sir....the steamed masa is good on it's own merit.....Willie
     
  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Foam you are so right and Thanks for the point wife just told me we have some PP in the fridge defrosting for You guessed it.
     
  12. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Took a Money Shot yesterday when we finished the Tamales   


    PP Tamales on the list Thanks for looking
     
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  13. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The mexicans laughed at me in W. Texas, but I like a spoon of chili and some grated white cheese on top of mine. Thats a meal that will stick to ya ribs!
     
  14. ernesttbass

    ernesttbass Smoke Blower

    Hey tropics,  I want to say those look mighty tasty.   They are on my must try list.
     
  15. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice , thanks for the look . . .
     
  16. Love Tamales  wife makes them every once in a while     great job    [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  17. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    Those look really good! Never made them myself, I do PP enchiladas and love them! Might have to give that a go. Thanks for sharing, David.
     
  18. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    Looks great!  We love doing PP or brisket tamales as well, may have to add chicken to our next making.
     
  19. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Gary I seen some post on here and being we never had them we would try.Thanks for the point.
     
  20. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I did PP a week after doing these Thanks for looking.David
     

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