Brunch

Sweet Potato Bisque / Sopa de Camotes a la Arequipeña

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

Serves 4

3 sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled, and sliced
1 cup chopped smoked ham
1 1/2 cups chopped roasted red bell peppers
5 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
1/3 cup sour cream, warmed
1/4 cup red bell pepper, minced (for garnish)

Puree potatoes, ham, bell peppers, stock, and cilantro in food processor. Pour mixture in a stock pot over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until warmed through. Ladle soup into bowls or a serving dish. Drizzle sour cream over soup and sprinkle with minced red bell pepper.

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Tomato Spiced Rice

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 16:31

Serves 8 to 10

3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Lemon juice
Salt
4 cups water
1 pound washed rice
1 onion, finely chopped
2 pound of ground beef
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste
4 tablespoons of raisins
5 black olives, chopped
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 tablespoon of finely minced parsley

Sauté the garlic in oil, add a few drops of lemon juice, a pinch of salt and the water, bring to a boil. Add rice and cook for 20-25 minutes, until cooked.

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Peruvian Sweet Fritters / Picarones

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 16:02

Serves 10

Ingredients :

1lb sweet potatoes, peeled
1lb squash, peeled
1lb flour
3 tablespoons fresh yeast
2 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
2 tablespoons aniseed
3 tablespoons sugar
Pinch of salt
2 eggs slightly beaten
Oil, necessary amount for frying

Syrup:
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
4 cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
2 allspice
Peel of 1 orange, cut into thick large strips
4 cups water

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Fried Calamari / Chicharron de Calamar /Calamares Fritos

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 15:41

Serves 4

1 pound calamari (squid)
Salt and pepper
1 cup flour
Oil

Clean and cut calamari into rings. Season with salt and pepper and toss in flour until coated. Heat the oil in a large nonstick saute pan and cook until the calamari is golden and crispy. Fry the calamari in small batches, making sure the oil is hot before starting your next batch. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to paper towels to drain. Serve with Tartar sauce and lemon wedges or with any mayonnaise based sauce for dipping.

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Hot Stone Baking / Pachamanca

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 15:13

Serves 20

Ingredients :

2 legs of lamb
20 pork chops
4 chickens
20 humitas
20 potatoes
20 sweet potatoes
20 ocas
Fava beans
10 corn ears cut in half
10 green bananas
2 cups sundried red aji panca (chili)
Pepper
Salt
2 punds cheese
Banana leaves

Preparation:

Dig a hole in the ground where the Pachamanca is going to be prepared.

Make a fire and heat stones. Once they are hot, carefully transfer a layer of stones covering the bottom of the hole.

Place, on top of the stones the potatoes sweet potatoes and ocas. Place some hot stones on top.

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Chicken Cau Cau / Cau Cau de Pollo

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 15:06

Serves 6

Ingredients :

1 lb chicken breasts, boned, skinless, diced
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 medium size onions, finely chopped
½ teaspoon minced garlic
2 fresh yellow aji (chili) seedless and deveined, blended
1 teaspoon turmeric
½ cup chicken broth
2 cups potato, peeled, diced
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 ½ tablespoons chopped mint
Salt
Pepper
Pinch of ground cumin

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Spicy Peruvian Pork

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 15:04

Serves 4

2 1/2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cubed
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons water

Place pork into a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together the vinegar, cumin, turmeric, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Pour over the pork, and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

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Cau Cau Criollo / Mondongo

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 14:51

Serves 6

Ingredients :

1 lb tripe
2 tablespoons milk
1 stalk of fresh mint
½ cup cooking oil
2 cups finely chopped onion
½ tbsp minced garlic
¼ tablespoons cumin
Fresh aji amarillo / yellow aji (chile pepper), pureed to taste
1 tsp turmeric
4 potatoes, peeled, cooked, and cut into small square chunks
Juice of one lemon
Salt
Pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

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