Gourmet Guiltless Tamales

Specializing in gourmet, hand made tamales. Using no lard, shortening or additional fats, we produce large, exotic, delicious tamales. By "large" we mean each tamale weighs 4+ oz., depending on size - hand made tamales are not all uniform in size. We aim for lots of filling, we don't "masa" round.

"Slap Ya Madre Good"

We Welcome Special Orders - Priced According to Ingredients.

To place an order, please e-mail us! YaYaTamales@gmail.com with what you want and how hot you want it!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Tamales: Order Now, Please

Wow, time flies when you stay up to your proverbial elbows in masa!  We have been cranking out the tamales for the holidays.  Our red chile pork, which is a traditional tamale, has gone over like gangbusters.  We keep hearing that they are better than Abuela's, but, don't tell my family that.....now that is a compliment!

We have all of our flavors available for the holidays.  Just shoot us an email at yayatamales@gmail.com and we're here to serve! 

New this season, are Big Easy Bullets, modeled after the tamales once sold in the French Quarter.  These are half-size red chile pork, kicked up many notches and served "wet" after a good swim in some hot chile broth.  They are best eaten on a saltine cracker.  These little beauties are available for $7.50/dozen (that's the equivalent of just over one half dozen "big tamales", but, the little ones are more work).  They come with a container of  broth and some instructions.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Labor Day Orders

Labor Day is fast approaching!  To ensure that you have a nice supply of tamales for your celebration, please begin placing orders any ole time now, as we will need to schedule some production time to enure that you received the freshest product we can provide.  Tamales are a great appetizer for a holiday barbecue or fish fry, just saying.  Plus, our lard-free gourmet concoctions are better for you than standard issue queso and chips.  

Please e-mail your order to:  yayatamales@gmail.com

Please specify spicy or mild, along with the flavor(s) you would like.

$6/half or $12/whole flavors:

Pork & Green Chile, Jerk Chicken, Pollo Verde, Jalapeno Popper, Cajun Beef, Pulled Pork, Chipotle Picadillo

$7.50/half or $15/whole

Indian Lamb, Crawfish Etouffee

We are planning a line-up of fall flavors, including Holiday Hog (Traditional red chile pork tamales) and Venison Chili (at least it's on the ole drawing board).  There are also plans for a squash tamale, and the idea is floating around for a pumpkin pie tamale.  You have any suggestions?  Please, hit us up at the address above.

Thank you for choosing YaYa Tamales

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Tamales Now Available: Pollo Verde & Pulled Pork

Yes!  The Pollo Verde AND Pulled Pork BBQ have ventured out of our collective thought bubbles and are a reality.  A delicious, lard-free, reality.  The Pollo Verde are chicken breast with sour cream and standard "verde" enchilada ingredients and the results are even better than expected.

If you like Carolina Pulled Pork, you will flip, or do a cartwheel at the very least, for our new Pulled Pork tamale.  Succulent pork and a tangy barbecue sauce are ensconced in a hush puppy-inspired masa.  These tamales scream "Southern Barbecue", once again, we've totally out done ourselves.

Each of these varieties sell for $6/half dozen, or $12/dozen.

Drop us an e-mail to order, or give us a special order - we're here for ya!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Tamale Now Available: Jalapeno Popper!

We served these at a fish fry/group party to get some feedback and they were a huge hit! A fabulous new twist on an old appetizer standard, creamy, peppery, bacon riddled Jalapeno Popper tamales.  Now available:  $12/dozen or $6/half dozen.  Order some for your next summer get together!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Welcome to YaYa Tamales!

The site is new, and still under construction. Look for changes coming soon!

Just a quick post to let you know what our current flavor options and pricing are.  Here goes:

$12 per dozen or $6 per half:

Pork & Green Chile
Cajun Beef
Jerk Chicken
Chipotle Picadillo
Black Bean & Queso Fresco

$16/Dozen or $8 per half:

Crafish Etouffee
Indian Lamb

When ordering, please specify HOT or MILD - we tend to the hot side, otherwise.

Please e-mail us with special requests:  yayatamales@gmail.com

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