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!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

YaYa Product Information: We Welcome Special Orders and Catering

Specializing in large, gourmet, lard-free tamales with an international flair, we use only the finest ingredients to craft our tamales. We also offer international catering services.

Product List & Pricing:


Pollo Verde:  Inspired by enchiladas suizas, this tamale contains shredded chicken breast, sour cream, Monterey Jack cheese, spices and our green sauce.  $12/Dozen

Red Chile Pork:  Our take on traditional tamales, made with prime pork, house chile paste and traditional spices.  $12/Dozen

Jerk Chicken:  Jamaican-inspired, made with shredded chicken breast, jerk sauce, Jamaican spices, scotch bonnets and a touch of orange sweetness.  As hot, or as mild, as you want them.  $12/Dozen

Pork & Green Chile: Southwest Tex-Mex, made with shredded prime pork, roasted poblano peppers, cilantro and traditional spices. Hopped up with fresh jalapeno, upon request. $12/Dozen

Barbecue Pork: Inspired by N. Carolina pulled pork. Shredded barbecue pork and spices in a hush puppy-styled masa.  $12/Dozen

Buffalo Chicken: No bones about it, just like your favorite wings!  All white meat chicken, wing sauce and blue cheese in a buttery masa with whole kernel corn.  Mild heat, unless you request hotter.  $12/Dozen

Chipotle Picadillo:  Based on a Puerto Rican mainstay, made with ground beef, green olives, chipotle and traditional spices in a tomato-based sauce.  $12/Dozen

Jalapeno Popper:  Our take on grilled popper appetizers, made with cream cheese, jalapeno and bacon in a slightly sweet masa with whole kernel corn.  $12/Dozen

Black Bean & Queso Fresco:  South American inspired, made with black beans, traditional spices and crumbled queso fresco.  Also available without cheese (vegan). $12/Dozen

Spinach, Feta & Kalamata Olive:  Greek spanakopita meets tamale, made with chopped spinach, crumbled feta, kalamata olives and greek spices. Opa!  Olives omitted upon request.  $12/Dozen  

Big Easy Bullets: Our version of New Orleans hot, wet tamale, half-size red chile pork tamales, kicked up a notch and simmered in a chile broth.  Traditionally eaten in one big bite with a saltine cracker.  $8/dozen with a broth packet.

Indian Lamb: Inspired by masala curries, made with shredded leg of lamb and traditional curry spices.  $ Market Price/Dozen.

The Reuben: Inspired by the classic sandwich.  Corned beef, sauerkraut and swiss cheese in a rye-bread inspired masa.  Sounds crazy?  They are crazy delicious!  $ Market Price/Dozen with house thousand island, upon request.

Other Products, e-mail for pricing:

Carne Guisada, Texas Red Chile, Queso, Mexican Rice, Red Salsa, Green Salsa, Pico de Gallo, Pinto or Black Beans sold by the quart or gallon.  All tamales available in “cocktail” size for parties.

International Menu Catering Available, priced per person.

Mexican Spiced Brownies by the pan (8 x 8)

Order by e-mail:  yayatamales@gmail.com

www.yayatamales.com on the web, or please join us on Facebook.

Monday, March 26, 2012

New Tamales! Reuben and Corned Beef with Cabbage

Yup, you read it right, Reuben tamales...corned beef and sauerkraut in a rye inspired masa.  Sold along with homemade thousand island dressing for dipping.  If you like reuben sandwiches, these are fabulous!  I have witnessed a happy dance over them. 

Corned beef and cabbage tamales, delicious with a horseradish sauce, are made with a filling of corned beef and sauteed cabbage and a "masa" of mashed potato with caraway seed and other top secret, all natural ingredients.

They are available on a limited basis and are $7.50/half dozen or $15/dozen. 

We are contemplating some new varieties....as always.  Plus, we might be competing in a Spam cook-off. So, we have to dream up a delicious canned meat tamale with an appropriately spiced masa.

Thank you for choosing YaYa Tamales - we look forward to filling your orders, so, please drop us an email with what kind and how many at yayatamales@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hot New Tamales: Spinach, Feta and Kalamata - Opa!

Yep, vegetarians rejoice - the YaYa's are at it again.  This time with a delightful spinach, feta tamale with just enough minced kalamata olive to lend a subtle saltiness to the mixture.  They were well received over the holidays.  Pricing for the spinach tamales is $6/half dozen & $12/dozen.  To order yours, just shoot us an e-mail, we're yayatamales@gmail.com.

We're also working on a new creation in honor of St. Patrick's Day and our delightful Irish friends.  We will begin experiments on a corned beef and cabbage tamale soon.  Yes, Virginia, it does sound strange - but, when the YaYa's get involved, delicious things happen.  We'll keep you apprised of the progress and feedback on this one.

Join us on Facebook, e-mail us your orders.  We love tamale love, even after a wildly busy Christmas Holiday season. 

Effective Immediately:  YaYa Tamales would love to cater your next event or party.  Just contact us to check our availability and pricing.