How to Throw a Simple Tamale Party

How to Throw a Simple Tamale Party

April 17, 2017 0 Comments

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For many Mexican families, a tamalada (the Spanish word for “tamale party”) is synonymous with the holidays. Multiple generations gather around the kitchen to make a ridiculous amount of tamales, oftentimes in the hundreds. The tamales are shared and enjoyed with family and friends throughout the season, sometimes given as a gift (I accept!). Traditional rituals include the Grandma’s prayer to the tamales and Spanish guitar music in the background, to name a few.

To me, a tamalada is an excellent excuse to gather your crew for a memorable dinner party. The whole point of a tamalada is to enjoy the company of your friends while you prepare the tamales together. But, if hundreds of tamales seem a little much, rest assured you can host a simple tamale party on a more doable scale. I’m talking about a dinner party for 4-8 people to make 18-36 tamales. And you don’t have to be a tamale expert, and it doesn’t have to take all day. How’s how…

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How to Throw a Sushi Party

April 21, 2015 0 Comments

HOST: Prepare the sushi rice and spread of sushi fillings beforehand.
GUESTS: Assemble favorite rolls (perhaps ask them to bring drinks and sides)
ALL: Let the good times roll!

Menu:

  • California Roll: crab, avocado, cucumber (or substitute crab with salmon or teriyaki chicken, or additionally top with a salmon or spicy tuna)
  • Spicy Tuna Roll: spicy tuna, cucumber
  • Tempura Roll: shrimp tempura, optional avocado  
  • Philly Roll: salmon, cream cheese, cucumber
  • Veggie Roll: any assortment of veggies
  • Sushi Sides: optional
  • Sake and Beer: optional but highly recommended 

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How to Use Your Cooking Kit

April 12, 2015 0 Comments

  • Date Nights: Skip restaurant crowds and/or get involved after the kiddos go to bed. Turn this date night in into a fun adventure, cooking side-by-side with some music and drinks within reach, of course! 
  • Dinner Parties: Serve your guests something new and exciting (and be confident that it'll turn out great!). Better yet, have your guests roll up their sleeves too... the Sushi Kit is particularly fun to make as a group. Check out How to Throw a Sushi Party.
  • Family Fun: Let your little ones act as your sous chef, exposing them to...

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