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Old 05-21-2022, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default Javelina tamales!

So after several unsuccessful attempts at eating Javelina, I finally got it done.
Step one, get yourself a Javelina. I tried eating a big boar years ago in tamales and it was a no go to put it politely. He stunk up the entire house in the crockpot and tasted like a skunks gland!
For this recipe, I took a mid sized female with my longbow.
I cared butcher this sow, careful with the hide and gland. I soaked the backstraps and quarters in an ice bath of apple cider vinegar and ice water for about 48 hours in a chest cooler. I boned the cubed meat out and cooked it in a crockpot in the garage as per the wife. Lol
Next day I hand shredded the meat and made the tamale sauce (just winged it). I used red pepper, cayenne pepper, black pepper, chopped jalapeños and several other dried chili’s for tamales. Onion, cumin, salt and garlic among some others.
Blended it all up and recooked it with the shredded Javelina.
It looked so good I had to cook some up with eggs the morning I made tamales. It was surprisingly good and at that point I knew the tamales would be good too. Made the masa as per your favorite instructions.
These turned out plain awesome!! I was originally going to make chorizo but several people recommended tamales so I gave it another go. In the meantime, I did a European mount and she turned out awesome. Looks way better in person.
Next one I get is going in chorizo.
My wife agreed that these are the best tamales we’ve ever made. Definitely was a chore but we take pride in cooking our wild game.

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Old 05-21-2022, 10:34 PM   #2
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Old 05-21-2022, 10:42 PM   #3
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Nice, I’m gonna experiment this fall with one.
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Old 05-21-2022, 10:43 PM   #4
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Looks good.
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Old 05-21-2022, 11:27 PM   #5
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Looks amazing,,, thanks for sharing!!
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Old 05-22-2022, 10:03 AM   #6
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Would. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-22-2022, 10:30 AM   #7
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I’ve been taking my javalinas to Granny’s in Humble to have them converted into tamales. They always turn out great!
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Old 06-01-2022, 06:44 AM   #8
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That looks good.
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Old 06-01-2022, 07:15 AM   #9
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Honestly have never heard of someone cooking and eating them, but now I know how to. Thanks for sharing!
Great work on the Tamales and Euro!
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Old 06-03-2022, 09:43 PM   #10
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I told ya!!!!!!!!!

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Old 06-03-2022, 11:03 PM   #11
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Man that looks good!! Congrats on a beautiful euro and longbow javelina.
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Old 06-04-2022, 05:49 AM   #12
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Great effort!!
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Old 06-04-2022, 08:51 AM   #13
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Best tamales I ever had were from a nice sized javelina



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Old 06-04-2022, 08:53 AM   #14
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Absolutely not.











Gimme a bite
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Old 06-04-2022, 10:07 AM   #15
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Yep, that’s by far the best way I have found to eat them.
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Tofu tamales
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Old 06-04-2022, 01:08 PM   #17
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Yeah you were right Bisch! She was originally gonna go into chorizo, but after thinking long and hard about it and several suggestions, we went with tamales.
Black bear make amazing tamales too, and sausage.
Glad y’all enjoyed the post.
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Old 06-05-2022, 11:42 PM   #18
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Now go kill another one and let's go the chorizo route this time
Nice javelina Target-panic
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Old 06-06-2022, 05:35 AM   #19
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Great marketing! Drove me right to your site, and I am not so easily driven.
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