One of my favorite moments in El Salvador was learning to make Tamales! We got caught in a huge rainstorm while visiting some members in the afternoon and decided to hang around a bit while the rain slowed down. They were preparing to sell tamales that night, and we got to enjoy a rare glimpse into the process! I was having a great time sitting back and observing/photographing the art of tamale making, when they asked if I wanted to try. I was so excited to give it a go! I gotta say, it was much harder than it looked, but perhaps that's because I couldn't understand what they were telling me to do;) In the end we all had a good laugh at my lopsided tamale:) Moments like this really made our adventure in El Salvador special! Take a look...
|Weigh the corn|
|Boiling corn for tamales and pupusas|
|Banana leaves ready for tamales|
|Spoon boiled corn mixture into middle of banana leaf|
|Add sauce, chicken, and diced potato|
|Fold it up (this part looks easier than it really is)|
|And here's mine! A bit lopsided if you can't tell;)|