tamales in corn husks inside a steam pot

Get Your Tamale Supplies for National Tamale Day from SWRE

Tamales are a traditional Mexican dish that has its own national holiday and Southwest Restaurant Equipment has all the tamale-making equipment you need

Nothing says celebration like a delicious tamale. Celebrated each year on March 23, National Tamale Day is the perfect time to stock up on your tamale supplies – and no one does it better than Southwest Restaurant Equipment. Founded in 2001, this leading distributor of quality restaurant equipment has been helping owners get the job done right for nearly two decades.

Mmm, Tamale

Tamales are a traditional Mexican dish made from masa (corn-based dough) filled with meat, cheese, vegetables, or even beans and wrapped in corn husks or banana leaves. They’re then steamed and served with a variety of sauces including the classic mole sauce made with chocolate or other sauces usually containing chilies.

This tasty treat has become increasingly popular throughout Central America and the United States due to its versatility, convenience, and amazing flavor. Whether you prefer your tamales mild or spicy, there’s something that will satisfy everybody’s palate.

The origins of the tamale can be traced back to the Aztecs who traditionally ate tamales as part of celebrations. The custom was adopted by the rest of Mexico before crossing over to the United States in the 19th century. Since then, it has become a beloved part of our culture and an important staple during holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

About National Tamale Day

Richard Lambert, the proprietor of Tamales-To-Go in Santa Barbara, established National Tamales Day in 2015 to honor his signature dish and the affection the family has for tamales. They decided on March 23rd since Melba Toast was the only other food competition on this date. Though tamales are a common delicacy typically consumed on holidays, he wanted others to enjoy them all year round.

Stock Up

From mixers and grinders to steaming pots, SWRE has all of your tamale-making needs covered. Built with reliability and durability in mind, you can count on their commercial-grade kitchen equipment to perform consistently every time. Whether you’re making red pork-style tamales or vegetarian ones – they have the equipment necessary to expertly create hundreds of delicious treats in no time at all!

Not only can you get quality equipment from Southwest Restaurant Equipment, but our prices are unbeatable too! With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we understand the needs of restaurant owners which is why we keep our prices at a level that makes sense. From best-in-class customer service to after-sales support – they are committed to helping restaurant owners get the most out of their business.

Admiral Craft H3-SB11 stock / steam pot, steamer basket

Admiral Craft DMB-8 mixing bowl, metal

Admiral Craft LUT-16 tongs, utility

By Leslie Radford
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