As we all know, winter is here and it's cold as fuck. So we're busting out the San Marcos blankets, sipping on that Chocolate Abuelita (or Ibarra), and eating a large steel pot full of TAMALES.
Yup, tamales season is here.
Quick info on these bad boys: Tamales are a Mesoamerican dish that consists of corn-based dough that's usually stuffed with chicken or pork.
It's also common to stuff them with some bomb-ass salsa verde, salsa roja, mole, or rajas (sliced up chiles and onions).
And it's all wrapped up and steamed in a corn husk (or a banana leaf) and it's fucking amazing.
Your abuela, your tía, and your mom probably have different ways of making tamales. And while it's super popular in Mexico, it's also consumed in many Central and South American countries. Point is, it's bomb AF and you need to put one in your mouth ASAP.