You say Tamale and I say Tomalley!
Labor Day weekend in Connecticut meant Lobster! Last night we showed a friend how to dissect and devour the red-shelled crustacean. When she reached the ‘green stuff’ and let out the traditional EW! We said OH! she hit the tamale – Tamale she said like the Mexican thingie?
Although the words sounds the same, they couldn’t be anymore different. A Tamale is a cornhusk wrapped, steamed delight. The word is from the Nahuatl language of Mexico. Tomalley – basically lobster liver comes from the Carib word ‘tumale’ and anglicized to Tomalley.