Tamales are the best delicacy item of Mexican cuisine. If you want the wholesomeness of maize, with a lot of flavorful minced chicken, beef or your favorite meat, then this is for you. This dish can be consumed by children to oldies because it is super delicious and is baked to perfection.
There is no need to bother about the oil content. We think if you are looking for delectable and healthy wants, then tamales are a definite yes from our side. We have researched quite a few questions regarding the ways of reheating tamales. Also, we have jotted down other information for you. Reheating in the best possible way will help to keep the nutrient content in the food intact.
How to Reheat Tamales?
There are a number of possible ways to reheat your tamales, but we will go with the steam method. The soft waves of steam on tamales let them keep their nourishment consistency stable. Just reheating them under the coarse flames of fire, will neither hold the delicate flavors of the tamales nor be of the same consistency anymore.
Steam Method - Step by Step
- Use your pot, add water to it.
- Let water turn into lukewarm.
- Once Water is lukewarm add some salt.
- You will notice small bubbles coming to the surface of the water
- Strip the tamales off their covering, and then place them on the boiling bag or on the hot water.
- Boiling time is 15 minutes
- The tamales should preferably be frozen if you want the very subtle feeling of tamales. The refrigeration time is 20 minutes and boiling time should not take more than 15 minutes. This helps to not boil the tamales to an extent that they start tasting bland and sandy.
- A stainless steel pot would give the best usage when it comes to boiling because it has the propensity to gain heat soon to make the container warm enough for boiling. This will also help the tamales from not sticking on to the sides.
If you are using a microwave, it is not that safe an option because in the first place there is a lot of radiation and heat waves, there is no direct heat of fire flames. Secondly, most of our microwave utensils are plastics, doesn’t matter if they are high graded or not.
How many of us use Borosil utensils every time we use the microwave. We think that using plastics and fiber is convenient because it is lightweight, easy to carry, and there is no tension of it breaking down into pieces. Thus, using a boro product will be a better and safer option, while reheating tamales.
Microwave Method - Step by Step
- Half power can suffice for the first sitting and let it receive the heat for 2-3 minutes.
- Give it a minimal standing time, and revert to full power functioning of the microwave for 2 more minutes.
- Give it another minute of standing time.
- Enjoy it hot and flavorful!
You can also use an oven if you want to bake it better. You have already baked it once and could not savor it. Do not worry, you can go in for a second round under the baking option and reheat it for the flavors to plunge in.
Again you have the two concerns if they are treated or frozen. Do not worry; we will give you the right framework to conduct the reheating process at ease.
Oven Method - Step by Step
- Next in line, are the frozen tamales. Follow the similar procedure, but the time construct here is a maximum time limit of 20 minutes.
What is the best way to reheat Tamales?
We have mentioned three different ways how you can reheat your tamales.
Considering all the feasible options we believe that the boiling in the method is the best one, as it involves the usage of a stainless steel cookware.
The best thing about this is that you can trust steel. Steel is better than any other utensil such as that of plastics, fibers or low quality, thin glass utensils. Borosils, even for that matter. The best possible avenue is to use steel because it can be trusted 100%.
The second reason why we think that the boiling in’ method is the best is that it gives you the consistency and flavor which is original and is very distinct than the ones derived from that of using any other method.
The third point which is the most valid is that of radiations from microwaves and ovens. When you are using the gas, stove or the natural method you are cooking the tamales above the influence of natural flames of fire, rather than using artificially created, electrically produced harmful heat and light radiations.
Thus, we think if you want your tamales to be the best of both worlds, in taste, as well as in high nutrient content, use a stainless steel cookware.
We are done with our set of tips for enjoying your tamales light, piping hot and full of awesomeness. Go ahead and try all of the methods and decide for yourself what best suits your time convenience, efforts, and health constraints. We have offered our suggestion, however, you are the researcher and inventor of your kitchen so leap forward and discover the best way to reheat tamales.