By Olha on December 20, 2005
"Hallacas [ay-YAH-kahs] are served as both an appetizer and main dish. Hallacas, more than any other food, symbolize Christmas for Venezuelans. Delicious meaty morsals are surrounded by a tender dough, then steamed to perfection in colorful banana leaves. If you are fortunate to have access to these large, beautiful banana leaves, plan on using them for truly authentic results."
Serving Size: 1 (3546 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I am venezuelan and the recipe looks really good and actually, very similar to my family's old recipe, but the hallacas are never wrapped in corn husks (those are used for tamales) they are wrapped in plantain leaves (they can be found in spanish stores, already clean, cut and frozen) believe it or not, this little detail will change the flavor completely..."
"I am from Venezuela and I am now in US I made this recipe for Christmas and the hallacas were awesome, very good flavor, and the best thing is that you can find all the ingredients in US"