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Mushroom and Corn Tamales with Mole

Christmas dinner this year blew my socks off! We spent the day making tamales from scratch and used this mole recipe. Dinner may have taken almost the entire day to cook and assemble, but it was so worth it.

Here’s a few of the essential ingredients. We¬† modified the recipe by adding and substituting ingredients as necessary. This recipe is involved, to say the least, but as long as you have all ingredients measured out and all mise en place ready, things will go smoothly.

Mid way through, you end up with 4 purees. I don’t have a blender, so I used a mason jar and immersion blender to puree everything and it all worked out fine.

After the mole is made, get all of your filling ingredients together (masa not shown here) and start assembling the tamales.

All packed in and ready for a steam bath!

Hours later, it’s finally time to indulge and celebrate an awesome dinner and a very Merry Christmas! Cheers!






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