Monday, December 3, 2012

Barlito's Thanksgiving Tamales!

We missed having the turkey leftovers at Thanksgiving, so once we got back home, Sunday was a post-Thanksgiving celebration at our house here in Arizona.  I scaled the meal back to turkey breast, stuffing, green beans, and cranberries since it wasn't really the holiday.  Last night we were in a satisfied trytophan haze.

Eating turkey yesterday reminded us of the outstanding smoked turkey tamales we had at Barlito the day after Thanksgiving.  Oh my! 

Tiffany and Brad hard at work in Barlito's!

Notice the huge selection of baked goods!  We couldn't resist sharing a chocolate cupcake and a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie later that same afternoon.  Yum!

And here's the meal we're still talking about -- Barlito's special Thanksgiving tamales! Those tamales are a fabulous gourmet combination of smoked turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and chorizo poblano stuffing.

This other traditional tamale was also amazing!

Next year, if we're on Isla Mujeres for Thanksgiving, we're thinking about skipping the big traditional Thanksgiving dinner and just having Barlito's Thanksgiving tamales for lunch instead! 

I'm not sure what gourmet specialty Tiffany will be serving over the upcoming holidays, but if you're on the island, you won't want to miss it!


Ann said...

I love Barlito's! Usually have some sweets in the refrigerator for when I want to snack--those tamales look great!

jeanie said...

I've never had a tamale. Those look fabulous!

Life's a Beach! said...

Ann and Jeanie, they were amazing! We really loved the Thanksgiving one with the mashed potatoes, stuffing, and smoked turkey. I know it sounds a little strange, but it was fabulous!

Laurie Matherne said...

Wowza. Now that turkey tamale looks incredible. Don't tell but Honduran tamales are a miserable mess. Except for my old faithful friend Adelina. I buy from her every year.

Life's a Beach! said...

Laurie, we bought some from a vendor out in the colonias on Isla last year and they weren't good. Boiled. Those turkey tamales were definitely of the gourmet variety!