The Hayes Zoo
- to know God and use our entire lives in service to Him.
- to stand in the gap through prayer, giving and service to viable ministries in Latin America.
- to be transparent helpers of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, using our resources and skills that through the Holy Spirit, we might encourage and equip those who have less.
- to share a living perspective from Latin America to our churches, friends and family in the states and beyond.
Friday, January 29, 2010
We have had tamales in 3 different countries (although I don't think that tamales out of the freezer section of Safeway really count anymore...) and Mexican tamales are by far, our favorites.
A comparison -
(*if* I was a good blogger - I would have picture of Honduran Tamales for you....I'm not. Sorry 'bout that. We didn't have them that often so I don't know that I have even one....so you'll have to use your imaginations.)
*wrapped in banana leaves
*wet, smooth texture
* bones (of the meat option) still in the mix
*wrapped/cooked in corn husks
*dry, grainy texture - that sounds bad but it's not; similar to corn bread if that's a better description.
*no bones in them that I've seen
*small; about the size of an iphone
These tamales were being sold in the market and bless my hubby's heart - he bought some for us to have for a snack (dinner).
Green and red were the options that day.
Red to us means usually a chili colorado; which can be somewhat spicy and green has been rajas (strips of chili). THOSE are *my* favorites. Neither of these were spicy though. Just really, really good. :)
Here, try a bite - Riley will share.