Chicken and Pork Tamales...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ellymae, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Last week I smoked a chicken and pork shoulder with the intent of making tamales this weekend.

    Homemade Chili sauce for the pork...


    Finely shredded pork with the above chili sauce..


    Shredded chicken with Salsa Verde



    Boat load of Masa



    The corn husks soaked and ready to go...



    Step one...


    Chicken on the masa



    First 2 ready to go



    All done and ready for the steamer...


    Everyone is in the steamer now...

    Thanks for looking!

    Oh yeah - have another pork shoulder on the Traeger right now - at $0.99/pound I stocked up. Two more in the freezer.
     
  2. [​IMG]  A dozen for me please[​IMG].

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like your gonna have some good eats for a while. Wish I could be there to enjoy them with you.

    Since I'm not going nto be present , I hope you have loads of fun and enjoy them.

    Have fun and as always. . .
     
  4. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow that looks great - very nice
     
  5. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh may that makes me sooooo want to try that! That is really nice looking. Gotta be delicious!
     
  6. Did you smoke the shoulder for the tamales? I'm making mine in a few weeks and was just going to cook it on the stove like normal. Never thought about smoking it. If you smoked it, how long did it take? The tamales looked great by the way.
    Charlie
     
  7. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I smoked the chicken and the pork shoulder the weekend before, pulled them while they were still warm and into the deep freeze. I like to divy up the work so I don't have to take all day to do these. Did them hot and fast in the 300* range so the shoulder took around 6-7 hours I think.
    Pork shoulders were 99 cents a pound here last week so we took advantage of that sale and now have plenty of pork in the freezer.
     
  8. I am going to try that this year. Did you order your red chili online? I found some at Wegmans where I live in northwest Pa., but there only a few in each bag. I was trying to get them from Hatch NM. but I haven't heard back from them yet.

    I'd like to make mine after Thanksgiving, maybe even use some leftover smoked turkey in some.

    Thanks

    Charlie
     
  9. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No made the red sauce from scratch using New Mexico chilis. Got them at the local grocery store and if I hadn't found them there I could have gone to the local Mexican grocery. The sauce was OK.. thought it was lacking something... no depth of flavor.
     
  10. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Those tamales do look tasty![​IMG]

       Mike
     
  11. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Never seen anything like that before.

    Looks good, but corn husk?
     
  12. Looks like damn good grub to me! Wish I had some of those right now.
     
  13. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes Adam - corn husks. You just use them to wrap and steam the tamales in. You remove them to eat them.
     
  14. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am glad to hear you didn't eat the husk.

    Not sure what that would taste like.
     
  15. Oh now come on, went you taught to say it tastes like Chicken, when something isn't quite right?
     
  16. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lol. No I wasn't
     
  17. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That would be a LOT of fiber Adam....
     
  18. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job!

    Those are a lot of work!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  19. bigr314

    bigr314 Meat Mopper

    They look awesome.That brings back memories when i was a kid. My dad would drive down to a stand and buy some for a after dinner snack. Back in New Orleans. Many, many moons ago.
     

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