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Peruvian Sea Food Soup / Parihuela

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 11:53

Ingredients :

½ cup vegetable oil
4 garlic cloves, crushed
2 medium size onions, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp ají panca / sundried red aji (chili) paste
3 ají mirasol / sundried yellow aji (chili)
1 tsp fresh oregano
1 bay leaf
¾ cup white wine
8 small fish fillets
3 lbs fish head, trimmings and bones
16 mussels
10 oz (300 g) crayfish
10 oz (300 g) shrimps
10 oz (300 g) squids, cut in rings
8 clams, cleaned
8 scallops
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons minced parsley

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CHUPE DE CAMARONES / Shrimp Soup / Shrimp Bisque.

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 11:48

Ingredients :

5 lb 8 oz (2 ½ k) large shrimp
¾ cup vegetable oil
2 large onions, chopped
5 tomatoes, chopped
6 tablespoons ají panca / sundried red aji (chili) paste
2.2 lb (1 k) peas
14 small potatoes (yellow flesh if available)
3 corns, cut in 2-inch slices
1 ½ cup rice
1 cup evaporated milk
3/4 cup (200 g) fresh farmers cheese (feta), diced
12 eggs
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
½ teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon oregano
Salt
Pepper

Preparation:

Peel and devein shrimp. Reserve corals, skins and heads. Separate 12 whole shrimp for decoration.

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Peruvian Fish broth/ Chilcano

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 11:35

Ingredients :

6 fish fillets
2 lb heads and backbone of fish
¼ cup vegetable oil
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 onion, coarsely cut
2 tomatoes, coarsely cut
1 celery stalk, chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
9 cups water
1 leek (white part) finely chopped
Salt
Pepper
cilantro
parsley
2 mint sprigs
½ medium size yucca (cassava), cut in small pieces
2 boiled potatoes, cut in 4
1 corn, cut in slices
1 Ají mirasol / Sundried yellow aji (chili), toasted
Key lime
Parsley, finely chopped for decoration

Preparation:

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Peruvian Creole Soup / Sopa a la Criolla

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 11:24

Ingredients :

1 lb beef, finely chopped
Vegetable oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
5 tomatoes, finely chopped
1 ½ tbsp tomato paste
2 whole sundried yellow ají (chili),roasted
8 cups beef stock
3 oz angel hair pasta
½ cup evaporated milk
4 – 6 eggs (1 for each serving)
2 tablespoons white vinegar
Salt
Pepper
Dry oregano

Preparation:

Season beef with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a skillet until hot.

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Peruvian Tamales Lima Style / Tamales Limenos

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 20:18

Makes 30 to 40 tamales

2 pounds peeled white corn
1 teaspoon coarse salt
4 garlic cloves, peeled.
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons vinegar
6 sun dried red aji panca (chilies)
2 1/2 pounds boneless pork chops
1/2 pound pork fat
2 cups water
1/4 cup roasted sesame seeds, ground
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, ground
6 egg yolks
1 pound banana leaves (cut in 12-inch X 18-inch pieces)
2 eggs, hard boiled and quartered
2 fresh yellow aji mirasol (chilies), roasted
15 Mediterranean olives, pitted and cut in half
Cooking String

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Nougat Dona Pepa's Style/ Turron deDona Pepa

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 20:04

Serves 12

1 pound dark brown sugar (or two cups of molasses)
1/2 cup water
1/4 orange rind
6 cloves
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, cold
3 egg yolks
5 tablespoons anise water (essence)

In a large soup pot, bring sugar (or molasses), water, orange rind and cloves to boil. Simmer for 40 minutes until mixture forms a soft ball when dropped in cold water or reaches 238° F (113° C) on a candy thermometer. Cool.

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Meat Pockets/ Hot Pockets / Empanadas

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 16:52

Makes 20 empanadas

Ingredients:

Dough:
4 cups of flour
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups cold water
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Meat filling:
1 1/2 cup onions, chopped
1/4 cup oil
1 lb ground beef
3 cloves garlic -- minced
Salt & Pepper to taste
Paprika
Cumin
1 tsp aji amarillo paste / hot yellow chili pepper paste as desired
3 hard boiled eggs chopped
Chopped olives (optional)
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp milk

Preparation:

Dough:

Mix flour, salt and baking powder with the oil and butter. Stir gently to blend.

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Stuffed Potatoe / Papas Rellenas

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 15:49

Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients :

2 lbs potatoes
Salt
Pepper
4 eggs (1 fresh and 3 hard boiled)
6 tablespoons oil
1 lb ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon paprika
6 seedless black olives cut in 4
½ cup tomato, diced, peeled and seeded
1 teaspoon minced parsley
1 teaspoon minced cilantro
¼ cup raisins

Preparation:

Wash potatoes and place them in a medium size pan with salted water. Bring to a boil. Cook until soft. Remove from heat. Peel.

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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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