Tamales are practically required on so many December holidays. Take Posadas. And Christmas. Not to mention New Year’s. Wait, of course, that spills over to January with Día de Reyes. Then it continues in February for Día de la Candelaria… It seems to me that the tamal coloradito is particularly festive because, aside from tamales screaming out for celebration on their own, this one is filled with quite a stunner of a mole sauce. And moles are cause for celebration, too! Pair the two into one bite, and you have a happy crowd.
Mini Pibis, or Tamales Colados de Pollo, recipe from Season Five of Pati’s Mexican Table.
Tamales de Pollo con Salsa Verde
Cazuela de Tamal de Pollo en Salsa Verde
Every few months, my family gets together with a Latin group of friends and their families for a pot luck. This winter it was our turn. As tradition goes, the host brings the main dishes to the table and the others bring the rest. I eagerly announced my plans to share Mexican casseroles, also called…