1. Wrap each tamale in a damp paper towel and place in a micro wave safe plate.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute to 1:15 seconds until hot. If tamale is frozen, microwave 1 additional minute. Remove from microwave and let stand 1 minute.
  3. Remove tamale from corn husk and enjoy.

    ​Note: Microwave ovens vary in rates of heating. Times given are approximate.
  1. Place tamale in steamer basket over boiling water. Steam 8-10 minutes. If tamale is frozen, steam for an additional 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from steam basket and let stand 1-2 minutes.
  3. ​Remove tamale from corn husk and enjoy.