Dinner

Wheat Risotto in Cilantro Sauce / Risotto de Trigo al Culantro

marie Wed, 02/02/2011 - 12:30

Serves 6

Ingredients :

1 lb wheat
2 medium onions, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons ají amarillo paste / hot yellow chili pepper paste
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (blended with very little water)
1 teaspoon garlic minced
3 tablespoons oil
¾ cup milk
½ cup farmers cheese (ricotta, feta)
¼ cup minced cilantro
1 chicken bouillon cube

Preparation:

Soak wheat in water for ½ hour. Wash well and drain.

Place wheat in pan, cover with water and cook. Drain and discard water.

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Wheat Risotto / Trigo Risotto

marie Wed, 02/02/2011 - 12:12

Serves 8

Ingredients :

2 cups wheat, soaked in water and rinsed
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoon fresh yellow hot pepper (aji)paste
1 ½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ cup dry white wine
3 cups beef stock. Use more if necessary
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt
Pepper
1 ½ cup cooked fava beans (optional)
1/2 cup farmers cheese, diced
Chopped parsley for garnish

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Peruvian Stir Fry / Sautee Beef Tenderloin / Lomo Saltado

marie Tue, 01/25/2011 - 10:40

Ingredients :

2 lb beef tenderloin, sliced into thin strips
3 red onions, peeled and cut in eight pieces
2 lb all golden Yukon potatoes, peeled, cut for French fries
4 ají amarillo fresco / fresh yellow hot pepper (chili), sliced into thin strips
4 tomatoes cut in eighths
2 tbs chopped parsley
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
2 tbs soy sauce
1 ¼ cups oil
½ teaspoon key lime juice
Pepper

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Pasta al Pesto / Tallarines Verdes

marie Mon, 01/24/2011 - 15:40

Serves 8

Ingredients :

2 lb of pasta (Spaghetti, Linguine or Fettuccine)
2/3 cup evaporated milk, approximately
1.5 cups of fresh basil leaves
2.5 cups of fresh spinach leaves, rinsed
¼ cup nuts, (peanuts, walnuts or pine nuts)
½ cup oil, approximately
1 cups white fresh cheese (ricotta, feta or even cream cheese if desired)
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Salt

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Maca Lentils / Lentejas con Maca

marie Mon, 01/24/2011 - 06:10

Serves 6

Ingredients :

3 cups lentils
6 cups of water (enough to cover lentils once in the pot)
1 tbsp oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
3 tbsp parsley, finely chopped (use 1 tbsp for decoration)
1 fresh yellow ají, seeded and deveined, finely chopped
2 loins of pork, cut in medium size pieces
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
Oil
5 tsp Maca powder
Salt
Pepper

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Peruvian Potatoes Huancaina Style / Papa a la Huancaina

marie Sat, 01/22/2011 - 06:37

Ingredients:

5 ají amarillo/ peruvian hot yellow peppers.
2 garlic cloves
2 cups of cheese (ricotta or feta)
½ cup of vegetable oil
2 boiled eggs sliced for decoration
4 Mediterranean olives for decoration
2 lbs of golden or white potatoes, boiled, peeled and thickly sliced.
Lettuce for decoration
Salt (may not need salt if using feta cheese)
Optional: Milk

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Minestrone al Pesto / Menestron Criollo

marie Fri, 01/21/2011 - 16:10

Ingredients :

2 lbs beef, cut in one inch piece cubes
¼ cup oil
8 cups of water
½ cup chopped leek
½ cup peas
1 cup chopped cabbage
1 cup diced carrot
1 cup diced zucchini
1 corn, cut in 1- inch slices
2 medium size white potatoes, diced
1 cup pasta (penne, rigatoni, fusilli or bow ties)
1/3 cup farmers cheese (ricotta or feta)
½ tsp crushed garlic
¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup chopped basil
¼ cup olive oil
Salt
Pepper

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Mixed Seafood Ceviche, Ceviche Mixto, Marinated Seafood

marie Fri, 01/21/2011 - 15:38

Ingredients:

1 pound mix cooked seafood (cooked shrimp, clams, scallops, etc.)
1 pound of fillet of sole or any fresh uncooked, white, tender fish
1 large onion, thinly sliced and washed.
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
3 cloves crushed garlic
2 seeded, deveined and finely chopped fresh hot chili pepper (more or less depending on preference)
Salt and pepper, to taste
10 freshly squeezed key limes juice, enough to cover seafood.
Lettuce leaves for decoration
2 ears corn, boiled & sliced
2 sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled and cut into slices one inch thick.

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Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken (Pollo a la brasa)

marie Thu, 01/20/2011 - 18:47

Ingredients :

1 whole chicken approx. 2 lbs
1/2 lb cooking salt
4 tsp dark beer
1 tsp cumin
2 tbsp white vinegar
2 tsp black pepper
Rosemary
Oregano
Annatto or paprika to add some color.

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Don Cucho's Stir Fry / Don Cucho's Beef Tenderloin / Lomo Saltado de Don Cucho

marie Thu, 01/20/2011 - 16:17

Ingredients :

6 tbsp vegetable oil
2 lbs stir fry or beef tenderloin
Salt
Pepper
1 tsp freshly crushed garlic
2 large onions thickly cut lengthwise
2 tomatoes thickly cut lengthwise
1 hot yellow chili pepper cut into strips
¼ cup of Pisco Puro Quebranta
Chopped Cilantro

Sauce :
½ cup of chicken broth
6 tbsp red vinegar
6 tbsp soy sauce
1 laurel leave
1 sprig fresh oregano

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