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.
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!
One thing I love about living here in Peru is seeing all the incredible foods that are available – especially the ones I have never seen nor eaten before! Caigua is one such vegetable!