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trigo guisado

Trigo Guisado // Peruvian Wheat Stew

Wheat berries are stewed with fava beans and potatoes, then seasoned with fresh mint to create Trigo Guisado, this delicious Andes meal.

Malaya Dorada

Malaya Dorada // Peruvian Skirt Steak

Malaya Dorada is a simple, flavorful dish. The meat literally falls apart and pairs perfectly with potatoes or rice. 

Aji de Gallina // Peruvian Spicy Creamed Chicken

Aji de Gallina // Peruvian Spicy Creamed Chicken

Delicious Peruvian Spicy Creamed Chicken served over rice & potatoes – a MUST try when it comes to Peruvian food!

Aji Amarillo Paste

DIY: Aji Amarillo Molido // Peruvian Yellow Pepper Paste

A very common use of aji amarillo is as a paste which forms the base of another food. You can purchase some through some internet sources. But, if you are like me, you may be able to get the peppers fresh and want to make your own. Here’s how.

Estofado Norteño de Carne

Estofado Norteño de Carne // Northern Peru Beef Stew

Sometimes it seems all recipes are considered stew, but Estofado Norteño de Carne is one that seems to stand out to me. I think it is the splash of vinegar in the marinade. Nevertheless, this is a delicious stew that I enjoy making for visitors and family alike!

Aji de Gallina // Spicy Creamed Chicken

Any visitor to Peru should have this on their list of foods to try – it is truly a signature dish of Peru. This sauce features the Peruvian yellow pepper as it’s star, and rightly so!

Salsa Criolla

Normally, you don’t think of just plain onions for a salad. But these are definitely not “just plain” onions! This is an onion salad mixture that is served with quite a variety of appetizers and meals. It is always a great addition to rice & stew as well as on top of tamales!

papa a la huancaina

Salsa Huancaina // Huancaina Sauce

The origins of Huancaina Sauce are thought to be from Huancayo, Peru. They are famous for their potatoes, both in variety and in quantity. This sauce is most commonly served covering potatoes, but has been known to appear on it’s own to accompany delicious dishes such as Tallarines Verdes and Arroz con Pollo.

WTSIM…Spicy Black Beans

It is true, the spicy pulled pork from yesterday was amazing. I have made a variety of pulled pork recipes and this one by far was the best. But I think it was partly because of it’s incredible sidekick. I told you yesterday to serve the pulled pork with black beans. I sure hope you […]

Papa con Mani // Peruvian Peanut Potatoes

My Prized Possession

Peanut butter is a prized possession. It is sold in small jars for almost $5 a jar. I have only bought it here once. Before opening the jar, I learned that it was in a batch of recalled products in states. The supermarket here couldn’t understand that I wanted to return it because of a […]


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