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Red Chile Tamales (Tamales de Chile Rojo)

Red Chile Tamales

For me and many Latinos, nothing captures the spirit of the holiday season like tamales. A tamale (tamal in Spanish) is a small peice of corn-based dough that is filled with a sweet or savory filling and wrapped in a corn husk or banana leaf. The dish dates back to various ancient civilizations, including the Aztecs and Mayas, who enjoyed them as a portable form of sustenence as well as a special treat served at feasts and festivals. You can read more about tamale history and varieties here. In present day, Latinos…

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