Red Bell Pepper, Carrot & Serrano Pepper Tamales
If you want a light tamale with lots of zip, Spring Tamales fit the bill. We combine sweet red bell peppers and shredded carrots with fiery serranos to make a "blind" tamale with just a little bit of burn. This tamale makes a wonderful light meal or snack anytime. Try some with an icy horchata, liquado, or lemonade for a refreshing change. Or crumble them for a sensational holiday stuffing.
I discovered Hot Damned Tamales! on a drive through Fort Worth, TX while on vacation. Now I order them online and bear the additional shipping costs because I live a few states away. They're that good. So is the Salsa Roja that's made in-house. We also like to order the Tamale Sauce that's served on the side at the restaurant, but comes as a powder with instructions if you order online.
If you're reluctant to order online because of the shipping costs, I can't blame you, but you're missing out on a luxurious treat if you don't live near Fort Worth. And have no fear about shipping order mishaps. I've had only one order error and the owner quickly made things right. Frankly, I felt like she jumped on a grenade by absorbing the "UPS Second Day Air" shipping costs on a make-up order. You won't find more integrity in a business or flavor in a tamale, IMO.
If you are vegan or avoid meat or dairy for some health reason, you'll still find plenty of tamale options.
I can't say enough about how impressed I am with the food and the service. I wish all businesses were this conscientious and customer oriented. Give them a try.