Tamales Oaxaquenos - Choose Your Own 12 Pack

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These traditional Oaxacan-style tamales are made with fluffy white corn masa, and the filling is seasoned with hoja santa before being wrapped in a banana leaf. Take your pick from pork in red sauce, chicken in green sauce, and mushroom!

Chef Arnaldo Richards is a third-generation chef who started learning his grandmother’s recipes at age 13 while growing up at his family’s restaurants in Monterey, Mexico. Many of those authentic Mexican dishes and sauces are still on the menu at his legendary restaurant, Picos, which opened in 1984 and remains one of Houston’s most beloved Mexican restaurants.

More Details

This package serves 12 people and includes 12 Oaxaquenos Tamales

  • Each Tamale measures 2.5″ × 5″ and weighs 6oz.

Oaxaquenos Tamales Options Include

  • Pork in Red Sauce – Banana Leaf wrapped tamales with pork in red chile sauce
  • Chicken in Green Sauce – Banana Leaf wrapped tamales with chicken in green chile sauce
  • Mushroom – Banana Leaf wrapped tamales with portabello in huitlacoche sauce


  • Pork in Red Sauce – Pulled Pork, Dried Guajillo Peppers, Dried de Arbol Peppers, Tomato, Onion, Garlic, Cumin, Corn Masa, Hoja Santa, Lard, Banana Leaves Wrapping
  • Chicken in Green Sauce – Pulled Chicken, Tomatillo, Onion, Garlic, Serrano Peppers, Cilantro, Cumin, Corn Masa, Hoja Santa, Lard, Banana Leaves Wrapping
  • Mushroom – Portobello Mushrooms, Crimini Mushrooms, Cuitlacoche, Red Paprika, Tomato, Onion, Garlic, Serrano Peppers, Corn Masa, Hoja Santa, Lard, Banana Leaves Wrapping

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Instructions / Storage

  • Tamales ship frozen with ice packs, may thaw in trasit
  • Arrives in cryovac Sous Vide bags that may be kept in the refrigerator, or freezer
  • May be kept refrigerated for up to 2 weeks for frozen for up to 6 months

To Serve

  • Allow tamales to thaw overnight in the refrigerator in their Sous Vide bags
  • Boil a large pot of water for multiple bags or a pot that can be filled to cover the size of a single bag at a time when submerged
  • Place Tamales, still their sealed bags, in the water
  • Boil until tamales are heated all the way through
  • Remove from the water, open the bags
  • Enjoy!
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