Q:

How do I heat frozen tamales?

A:

Quick Answer

Frozen tamales can be reheated in a cooking steamer, a pot fitted with a steamer insert or in the microwave. The amount of time needed varies depending on the number of tamales being heated.

Know More

Full Answer

  1. Add water to a steamer

    Fill a cooking steamer 1/4 of the way with water or place a steamer insert into a medium or large pot. Fill the pot with water, keeping the water level below the steamer insert.

  2. Turn the heat on

    Turn the cooking steamer on to medium heat. When steaming frozen tamales in a pot, bring it to a boil over medium heat.

  3. Place them in a steamer

    Add the frozen tamales to the steamer or steamer insert. Place them with the open end facing up. Cover the pot.

  4. Steam or microwave frozen tamales

    Steam one to four tamales for 25 to 30 minutes. Steam five or more for 35 to 40 minutes. Alternatively, wrap each frozen tamale in a damp paper towel and microwave it for three to four minutes.

  5. Serve the tamales

    Remove the tamales from the steamer or microwave and transfer to a platter or individual plates. Serve the reheated tamales as-is, or top them with a sauce such as red or green chili sauce or salsa.

Learn more about Cooking

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How many times can you reheat food?

    A:

    Leftovers should only be reheated once to adhere to food safety standards. Reheating food multiple times increases the chance of harmful bacterial build up, which can cause food borne illness. This is because reheating and cooling leftovers repeatedly increases the time that the food spends incubating bacteria at room temperature.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Are Mexican tamales difficult to make?

    A:

    Although Mexican tamales are not typically considered very difficult to make, it can take some time to prepare and cook all the ingredients needed for this dish. Tamales are made by using three basic components, which are the meat filling, dough and corn wrappers. If the meat filling is pork, then it must be cooked for nearly 2 hours in a slower cooker after all the spice ingredients are added to it.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How long does it take to cook tamales?

    A:

    It takes 15 to 20 minutes to steam tamales. This time frame does not include the time required for preparing the tamale filling and placing it in the corn husks.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you microwave fresh spinach?

    A:

    The first step in microwaving fresh spinach is to ensure it is washed thoroughly. After washing the spinach, users should trim the stalks and remove wilted or damaged leaves, add some water, season it and place it in the microwave to cook it.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore