Peanut Chicken Salad is a delicious combination of flavors using brown rice as it’s base. I am certain that cooked quinoa would be equally as delicious.
When asked my favorite dish in Peru, without hesitation, I explain that there are favorites in each region, but that Seco is indeed my favorite Criolla dish.
Although simple garlic seasoned white rice is the most common meal accompaniment here in Peru, I am intrigued by the variety of rice dishes that are commonly on the table for special celebrations.
Peruvian Quinoa Soup is a delicious blend of vegetables with a simple broth base. If you would prefer a vegetarian version, skip the step of simmering the meat and add an extra cup or so of vegetables.
Colorful salads seem to taste even better. This one was a delight to look at and make. If you have a food processor, the shredding will be simple. If not (like me) you will get a good workout and a delicious salad!
Menestron is a hearty soup, filled with a variety of beans and vegetables. Although different from the Italian Minestrone soup many are accustomed to, this version is unforgettable. Don’t forget the canchita or aji sauce!
I first learned about this dish with a drawing, showing me layer by layer how to prepare Estofado. Although I no longer refer to my Estofado diagram, I still have a tendency to layer everything, just so. This dish traditionally has a bit of cinnamon and a handful of raisins in it; ingredients which I […]
Estofado is such a common dish, a simple stew. This version incorporates white wine and an unusual combination of aji amarillo paste, ketchup and tomato paste. If you are entertaining a large group, this is a perfect, delicious choice!
Arroz con Pollo varies country by country and each seems to have it’s own color, even with the same name. This version marries cilantro with dark beer – a combination I am rather fond of!
Aguadito is a delicious, flavorful soup which is traditionally made with chicken giblets. This version is meatless, although turkey or chicken would be a wonderful addition!