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  1. Hallaca

    In Latin American cuisine, an hallaca is a dish of beef, pork, chicken, fish or other seafoods, mixed with raisins, capers, and olives and wrapped in cornmeal dough, all folded within plantain leaves, tied with strings, and boiled or steamed afterwards. It is typically served during the Christmas holiday. In the Dominican Republic it is known as tamal or guanimos and is made of cornflour and stuffed with ground meat; In Trinidad and Tobago, hallaca is known as pastelle but often confused with empanadas. In Puerto Rico, hallaca is referred to cassava mashed with milk, annatto oil, and broth. The mashed cassava is then stuffed with meat, seafood, olives, capers, raisins, chick peas, wrapped in banana leaf and then baked to a toasty outer layer using a wood-fired grill, much like a natural lump wood BBQ also known as "fogón".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hallaca in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hallaca in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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