Ayaca, Hayaca, Guanimo, Tamal, Pasteles En Hojas (-Latin American-) (Venezuelan)

cornmeal dough, raisins, capers, olives

It is corn dough stuffed with a stew of beef, pork, and chicken, fish or other seafoods in some places, and it is "adorned" with raisins, capers, olives and wedges of fowl meat. Like some Mexican tamales it is folded in plantain leaves, tied with strings, and boiled. It is typically served in Christmas season and has several regional variants in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Colombia.

Created April 5, 2017 by: anika854

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