I brought some garden grown tomatoes with us and i think they look quite fetching next to these tamales, don't you think? I don't often post reviews on this blog - but i felt the need to spread the word of the Gourmet Tamale Kitchen as far and wide as i can! Have you ever had tamales? Did you like them? Were they bland, dry, containing of strange animal parts? Well, let me tell you - whether you love tamales or think they're boring or gross - you MUST try these tamales!!!!!!!
We ordered some already cooked (no kitchen for our use at the Inn) vegetarian and spicy pork tamales. The spicy pork was indeed spicy, but the real stars were the vegetarian tamales. The masa was seasoned and moist - i tasted a hint of cumin along with some other delicious flavors. The filling consisted of corn, black beans, chopped spinach and some other yumminess including some kind of cheese. SO.GOOD. We have another package of chicken and poblano waiting in our freezer: they're sold in 'boil in the bag' packages, so cooking them will be a cinch.
Off to pilates on this Tuesday morning - i hope you fellow central Texans, or travelers through these parts will stop in to the gourmet tamale place. They aren't open Sundays though, so plan ahead!