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tamales and ???

mousse Oct 9, 2012 11:27 AM

A friend just gave me a dozen meat tamales. What should I serve with them to have a nice complete meal?

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    sedimental Oct 9, 2012 09:47 PM

    I love BIG green salads. Tonight I did a nice "Mexican" style green salad: greens, tomato, julienned carrots, green onion, and corn. I made a salad dressing with red salsa and Mexican creme with diced Serrano peppers. It was perfect.

    1. Veggo Oct 9, 2012 05:48 PM

      Hot tamales, guacamole, cold cerveza, rock and rolly.

      1. chefj Oct 9, 2012 05:39 PM

        Mexican Coleslaw, Shredded Cabbage, Cilantro, Green Chili, Salt and Lime Juice
        Frijoles De La Olla
        Watermelon,Cucumber and Radish Salad
        Roasted Winter Squash with Honey and Chipotle

        1. Uncle Bob Oct 9, 2012 01:07 PM

          Saltine Crackers, Louisiana Hot Sauce, Cold Beer.

          Have Fun!

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            Plano Rose Oct 9, 2012 01:07 PM

            Serve with chili gravy, pinto beans, pico de gallo, and flour tortillas.

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              travelerjjm Oct 9, 2012 12:25 PM

              I often serve tamales with red chile sauce, cheese, shredded lettuce and maybe tomato. After steaming I remove them from the corn husks, add chile sauce and cheese and pop under the broiler until the cheese melts. Then I serve them with lettuce, tomato and more sauce on the table. That makes a complete meal for me and we have it breakfast, lunch or dinner. I suppose you could add a fried egg on top (under the sauce and cheese) if you wanted.

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                cocktailhour Oct 9, 2012 12:09 PM

                some salsa perhaps, depending on the filling, or some sort of sauce, but then I love sauce and it's not standard with tamales. refried beans--I prefer pinto. chile relleno, depending on how many tamales per person.

                1. ipsedixit Oct 9, 2012 11:59 AM

                  A cold Cerveza.

                  1. JungMann Oct 9, 2012 11:58 AM

                    The nixtamalized corn and filling that comprises most tamales is a fairly complete meal. If you want a few options for sides just for contrast, consider something crunchy like a jicama and citrus slaw, maybe some cheese and rice bake that you can drizzle with salsa and a simple dessert.

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