Oaxacan Pumpkin Tamales (Tamales Miahuatecos) are a savory pumpkin tamale recipe with a filling of black beans flavored with pasilla de oaxaca chiles, anise and garlic. By Larry Luttropp, LA Times, April 1994.
From The New Texas Cuisine by Stephen Pyles; a simple tamale recipe stuffed with chorizo and onions.
Tamales are found in throughout Latin America. Nacatamales are found in Nicaragua, and El Salvador combines an interesting variety of ingredients including, raisins, capers, and green olives. The meat used in the recipe may be pork or chicken and sometimes a combination of both. In Venezuela they are called Hallacas which re...
Recipe for 60 Minute Chicken Tamales by Jesus Bojorquez, Maseca Recipe collection. Reprinted with permission. These tamales use instant masa flour, prepared salsa and a purchased rotisserie chicken. They are super-fast to make compared to many recipes but still maintain that fresh, homemade tamale flavor.
Huitlacoche (also spelled cuitlacoche) is a fungus which grows naturally on ears of corn (Ustilago maydis). The fungus is harvested and treated as a delicacy. The earthy and somewhat smoky fungus is used to flavor quesadillas, tamales, soups and other specialty dishes.