Tamales with Red Chile

Tamales con Chile Colorado

Preparation info
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    45 to 50

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

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These festive red tamales are one of my earliest Christmas associations, and not mine alone. Right before Christmas last year, my friend Elisa’s brother came into Zarela to see how I was going to celebrate the holidays. The first thing he asked was “Are you going to make tamales?” This was the kind he meant. To a northern Mexican it’s the equivalent of “Have you bought your Christmas tree ye