Brunch

Quinoa Pie

CitizenFood Mon, 02/09/2009 - 22:00

Serves 8

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 cup cooked and diced chicken
1 diced tomato
2 tablespoons paprika
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 1/2 cups of cooked quinoa
3 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons raisins soaked in water for 10 minutes
5 black olives
1/2 cup diced ricotta cheese
Salt and pepper
1 egg, hard boiled
Parmesan cheese

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Scallops Simmered in Wine / Sudado de Conchas

CitizenFood Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:57

SUDADO DE CONCHAS / Sea Scallops poached in Wine

Ingredients :

2 lb scallops
2 tomatoes, diced
2 onions, diced
1 ají amarillo fresco / fresh yellow aji (chili) seeded and deveined
¾ cup dry white wine
4 tblsp vegetable oil
Salt
Pepper
2 limes freshly squeezed

Preparation:

Sauté onions and tomatoes in oil. When tender, add the chopped ají, salt, pepper and scallops and simmer for 1 minute.

Add wine and lemon juice, cover and simmer 1 minute more.

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Locro de Zapallo, Acorn Squash Stew

marie Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:55

Ingredients :

1 lb squash (acorn or similar) peeled, cut into pieces
1/3 cup oil
1 medium size onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, grounded
2 tsp ground ají amarillo fresco / fresh yellow aji (chili)
1 tsp oregano
¾ cups peas
3 potatoes, peeled and cut in 4
2 corns, cut in slices
½ cup evaporated milk
¾ cup farmers cheese (feta), diced
3 olives, pitted and halved
Salt
Pepper

Preparation:

Heat oil in a pan and sauté onion, garlic, ají and oregano. Cook a few minutes and add squash, peas, potatoes, and corn.

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Peruvian Stuffed Avocados / Potatoe Stuffed Avocados / Palta con relleno de Papa

CitizenFood Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:49

Serves 2 to 3

1 pound creamer potatoes, peeled cooked and mashed
1 large dried chipotle pepper, ground
1 small onion, minced
1 tablespoon lime juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 large avocados , halved and pitted
12 large shrimp, cooked
Chili powder
12 Large Black Olives
Salt and pepper

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Cilantro Chicken Soup/ Aguadito de Pollo

CitizenFood Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:41

Serves 6

Ingredients :

1 whole chicken cut up
½ cup vegetable oil
2 crushed garlic cloves
1 cup chopped onion
¾ cup cilantro leaves chopped and blended with ¼ cup water
¾ cup peas
Ground Fresh yellow hot pepper/ají amarillo paste
1 tablespoon paprika
½ cup black beer
8 golden yellow potatoes, peeled and cut in halves
1 cup rice
1 red pepper cut in strips
1 small leek
6 celery stalks
6 ½ cups chicken broth
Cumin to taste
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

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Ocopa Sauce, Salsa de Ocopa

CitizenFood Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:30

Ingredients :

4 ó 5 Peruvian hot yellow peppers/ají amarillo fresh, pitted (or 2tbs hot
yellow pepper paste).
1 onion peeled and cut in half
2 garlic cloves
3 pieces of plain vanilla crackers
1.5 cup fresh cheese feta o ricotta)
3 tbsp toasted peanuts (or cashews)
Oil as needed.
1 cilantro sprig
¾ cup evaporated milk
1 black mint sprig
Salt
Pepper

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Frezzed Dried Potatoes with Pork / Carapulca / Carapulcra / Papa Seca

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:25

Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients :

1 lb freeze dried potatoes
2 lb boneless pork meat
3 oz peanuts, toasted and coarsely processed
2 tbsp crushed garlic.
3 tbsp ají panca molido / sundried red aji (chili) paste
2 tbsp ají mirasol / sundried yellow aji (chili) paste
¼ cup red vinegar
1 cup dry white wine
½ teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon cumin
4 cups chicken bouillon
¼ cup port wine
Salt

Preparation:

Brown freeze dried potato in a skillet until golden. Transfer to a bowl and cover with water for 30 minutes approximately. Drain, set on the side.

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Salmon Fillets / Filetes de Salmon

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:01

Serves 4

Ingredients :

4 salmon fillets, without skin
1/3 cup olive oil
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup natural yogurt
3 green onions (scallions) finely chopped, white and green parts
Salt
Pepper
Drops of lemon juice

Preparation:

Place cream cheese with yogurt and green onions in a medium size saucepan. Bring to a boil stirring. Lower heat and season with salt, pepper and drops of lemon juice. Set aside and keep warm.

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Baked Mussels / Choros Horneados / Mejillones Horneados

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 20:58

Mussel Stock:
3 dozen mussels washed cleaned and scrubbed
½ medium size onion, halved
1 leek, rinsed and halved
1/3 cup dry white wine
3 tbsp lime juice
2 whole garlic cloves, skinned

Mussel preparation
2 tbsp oil
2 red onions, finely chopped
3 tbsp chopped leek, white part only
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp sun dried yellow ají paste
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp turmeric
2 cups mussel stock
2 tbsp bread crumbs
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Chopped parsley
Thyme
Salt

Preparation:
Mussel Stock:

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Oven Baked Plantains / Platanos Verde al Horno

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 19:17

Serves 4

4 very ripe plantains
Nonstick cooking spray
Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Coat a nonstick cookie sheet with cooking spray. Cut the ends off of the plantains and peel. Cut each plantain on the diagonal into 1/2 inch slices.
Arrange in single layer, sprinkle with cinnamon, and coat tops with cooking spray. Bake, turning occasionally, for 10-15 minutes, until plantains are golden brown and very tender.

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