the random schmuck product endorsement
my tamale addiction goes back to a central american hitch hiking trip way back when...
spent about a month criss-crossing mexico eating mostly street food. the tamale and the torta being my fav's. delicious regional variations. it had been a few years since forgetting about my temporary crown on one of my left lower molars. i thumbed my way down to Belize, a country that bares little resemblance to Mexico. take your typical chicken tamale. all variations on that theme in mexico featured shredded chicken, diced chicken, chicken chunks.
well in Belize i discovered they'll just put a whole drumstick in a tamale. mmm, but ouch that shit can wreak havoc if.... thankfully i bit the bone on the right side of my mouth and did no hardware damage.
the garibaldi tamale doesn't really resemble it's central american counterpart but it holds it's own. it comes frozen. so yeah it's pretty convenient and tasty. but you have to steam it for 45 minutes. nuking is an option but steaming is recommended.