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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Costa Rican Christmas Tamale Story


This is a Costa Rican Tamale, which I had today for breakfast at my parent's house. It was made from scratch by my brother's mother-in-law, Dona Eliett. Wrapped in a banana leaf, this baby features veggies, chicken and goes great with coffee during the Christmas season.

These type of tamales are Central American in style, with the more familiar Mexican tamales being housed in a corn husk, these tamales are more...Mayan style, if that makes any sense.  From the Yukatan on down through Central America, this is what the tamales are like. A little further North in Mexico, they appear with the corn husk and less veggies, but still good too!

Good grief these are delicious :)