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How Heat Salsa Garcia Tamales


Defrost Prior to Heating:


Steaming (Recommended)

The steaming process is the original method that I use to cook all of our raw tamales before I package them. This gives the masa the perfect amount of moisture and allows you to experience my tamales the way they were meant. You should notice the perfect harmony of warm spicy aromas, smooth textures, and bold flavors that are unique to my family recipe.

You’ll need:

1 Pot (sizes vary depending on how many tamales cooked)

1 Steaming tray or basket 



Place your steaming tray into the pot

Fill the bottom of the pot with water, but do not let the water touch the tray

Place tamales on top of the steaming tray and bring water to a boil

Cover pot with a lid and for frozen tamales let steam for 10-15 minutes



For a crispier masa texture

You'll need:

Aluminum Foil

Skillet or Frying Pan


Wrap each Tamal entirely in foil

Heat pan up to medium heat and let tamales warm for 8-10 minute



If you would like to cook a large batch, the oven can also be a useful tool

You’ll Need:

1 Large flat baking sheet

Aluminum Foil


Heat Oven to 350 degrees

Wrap each Tamal individually in foil and place on the baking sheet for 20 minutes



Wrap one Tamal in a damp paper towel and place in the microwave on high for 1-2  

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