Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 272

Pastelle Pastelles are similar to Mexican tamales, which is meat wrapped in a cornmeal dough and steamed. In the Dominican Republic, pastelles are usually made during the Christmas season. The dough of the pastelle is made with a combination of grated yam, green plantain and green banana, well-seasoned. The starchy dough with meat at its center, is placed on a clean piece of banana leaf, then dropped into a pot of boiling water and steamed for about 20 minutes. Delicious! e h t f o c i d l o b u p e Fo R n a c i n i m o D © Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism