Tamale Spotlight: Featuring our Veracruzano Tamales

What is a Tamale?

The Tamale is one of many famous indigenous Mexican foods that are part of festive and ceremonial events. Tamal in the Nahuatl language means wrapping. It is a large corn dough filled with stewed pork, surrounded by banana leaves or wheat leaves, and boiled in water.

The History of Veracruzano Tamales

One of the most popular recipes from the South-of-Mexico is a combination of flavors that, according to tradition, were brought by Spanish and French sailors to the Yucatán Peninsula in the 16th Century. Its origin is traced back to Veracruz, where it was made as early as 1540. It is believed this dish got it name, “Tamales Veracruzanos” when it began to be produced by nuns from La Convent San Jose de la Concordia situated in Xalapa State near Veracruz City.

What’s Inside a Veracruzano Tamales?

Inside the Veracruzano tamales, you’ll enjoy savory ground pork wrapped in traditional banana leaves. The masa dough is famous for its dense texture and toasted corn flavor.

What Makes Us Stand Out?

Our handmade tamales are not just delicious. They’re also made with the labor of love. We make all our masa dough, fillings, and even our tortillas by hand in small batches, ensuring quality and freshness. We also offer a variety of flavors, sure to be a sensation for the entire family. You can choose from

● Pork

● Chicken

● Beef

● Bean

● Spicy pork

● Veracruzano (pork or chicken)

● Bean & Cheese

● Bean, Cheese & Jalapeño

● Chicken & Cheese

● Spicy Chicken & Cheese

● Chicken & Cheese Cooked in Green Sauce

● Cream Cheese & Jalapeño

● Sweet Cream Cheese Tamales

Ordering Delicious Tamales Has Never Been Easier

You can order over the phone or swing by one of our shops to place your order in-store or at our drive-thru. We also have shipping nationwide, so it doesn’t matter where you live. We can get your tamales shipped right to your door.

How to Reheat Tamales the Right Way?

To reheat a steamed tamale:

  1. Wrap it in foil and heat it in the oven for 10 minutes at 300 degrees.
  2. If you prefer to re-steam the tamales, place them in a pot with a few inches of water, cover the pan, and bring them to a boil (about three minutes).
  3. Turn off the heat and let sit for another 20 minutes.
  4. For microwave instructions, Cover with a damp paper towel, and leave the heat high for one minute.
  5. Increase the time by thirty seconds each additional time until they are reheated to your liking. If you prefer a more time-efficient route, consider reheating in the microwave. 

Sip on Something Sweet While Enjoying Our Savory Tamales

Do you know we offer a variety of aguas frescas? Our aguas frescas are refreshing. They are made with natural ingredients and no artificial preservatives or coloring. We offer

● Melon

● Piña

● Mango

● Limonada

● Jamaica

● Horchata

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Follow Delia’s Tamales on social media to find out the latest news, see tasty tamales dishes, and get involved in the conversation. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Key Takeaways:

● Veracruzano is a Pre-Columbian treat that has French and Spanish flavor influences.

● We work hard to give you quality tamales; we offer a variety of flavors

● Reheat your tamales a menagerie of ways

● We offer to ship across the country!

● Enjoy our tamales with an aguas frescas

Place Your Next Order with Us

Our Veracruzano tamales are the perfect treat for any occasion! If you want to place an order, you can contact us via our contact page or call us at one of our location numbers!

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